Mark’s Friday Evening Weather Report

Get ready for one more really hot day before big time changes roll into New Mexico. Highs on Saturday will top out in the high 90s in the Albuquerque metro area and 100+ degrees across most of southern New Mexico. High pressure that’s helping to heat up New Mexico will head to the west on Sunday. That movement to the west will allow a lot of moisture pile into the state Sunday and all through next week.

In fact, a parade of backdoor cold fronts will keep deep moisture across most of New Mexico through next week. Some model show that we could pick up 5″+ of rain across the northern mountains and northeast portion of the state. Even here in the metro area the rain numbers should be impressive with over an inch possible over the next seven days.

No one day may deliver a huge rain amount but a series of five and six days with occasional rain accumulation could help us wrap up July with very good rain totals. 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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