John’s Friday Afternoon Forecast

August will pick up where July left off with more showers and storms. Favored areas will again be the west and central portions of the state. Flash Flood Watches are up for these parts of the state due to the chance of heavy rain over the already saturated ground. The northeast could also see a few storms. An area of high pressure is sitting over the southeast, so expect only spotty storms there at best.

Saturday will be a similar day to Friday, with afternoon showers and storms developing central and west. Then Sunday, the action starts to shift more to the west, with slightly less storm coverage in central sections. Through Monday and Tuesday, shower and storm coverage will continue to diminish. By Wednesday, the best chance of storms will be mainly over the higher terrain.

Next Thursday, a weather disturbance from the north will help draw the southerly moisture plume back up across the state. This time eastern and central New Mexico will have moisture to work with to fire afternoon storms.

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