Leave it to Balloon Fiesta week to usher in some of our most exciting weather of the fall so far. Will get off to a slow start on Tuesday with increasing clouds especially across the western portion of the state then by Wednesday we will start seeing increasing chances of rain across western sections as the remnants of what was once hurricane Simon head toward New Mexico.
Increasing showers will continue to spread in the central sections by Thursday and into Friday. There’s a good chance that remnant moisture as well as a back door cold front could interact to mean more rain across the Northeast as well. If this wasn’t Balloon Fiesta week we would be looking at a good chance of widespread beneficial rain. But given that we need dry conditions for ballooning it could be a difficult go later this week. Stay tuned. We leave you with the five-day precipitation outlook across New Mexico. You can see western and northern section’s look like they have the best chance at significant rain.