John’s Friday Afternoon Forecast

It will be quiet once again today with dry and warm conditions across the state. High pressure will continue shifting across New Mexico through Saturday. This will limit storms to the higher terrain and heat up the state. Saturday will be our hottest afternoon with highs in Albuquerque reaching mid to upper 90s. Much of the south and east will meet or exceed the century mark.

During the day Sunday, the high shifts west out of the state, allowing for a back door cold front to enter the northeast. This push of moisture, combined with afternoon heating, will help kick off storms over the northeast and Northern Mountains Sunday afternoon. The front continues westward, an east canyon wind will develop in the metro.

Storms continue early next week as moisture gets recycled from Sunday’s front. Another stronger front will sweep across the state on Wednesday. This front will deliver deeper moisture and push all the way to the Continental Divide. This surge of moisture will juice the atmosphere enough to keep storms going through the end of next week. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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