What a week it’s been for rain across New Mexico. Many areas have racked up in excess of 5 inches of accumulated rain in the past seven days. Here in the Albuquerque area places like downtown and the South Valley picked up 2 inches Friday night alone. After more widespread storms today there’s finally going to be a change as we dry out. High-pressure’s going to push up from the south and begin to insert it’s Will over New Mexico by Tuesday. This will result and far fewer storms.
The drying trend will hold through about Thursday. Then the high will shift to our east for the first time this summer. That will set up more of a classic monsoon flow pattern for the weekend. Check out the accumulated precip forecast for the next five days. You can see it’s far less impressive than what we’ve seen recently.