Monday afternoon temperatures will be near-average in the upper 40s to low 50s across central and southern New Mexico — slightly cooler to the north in the mid-30s to mid-40s. Winds will be light across the western and central portions of the state– west-southwest winds keeping to 5-10mph. Stronger winds can be found up to the far north and east — speeds bumped to 10-20mph.
Warmer temperatures can be expected Tuesday afternoon as highs jump to the upper 40s to mid-50s — slightly above normal for this time of year. Plenty of sunshine and breezy conditions will continue through the day Tuesday before a strong cold front brings changes by midweek.
Our Arctic cold front will move in from the northeast Tuesday night into Wednesday, ushering in much colder air by Wednesday afternoon. Expect high temperatures to drop a few degrees in the Albuquerque-metro area — a much bigger cool down found over the Northeast Plains as afternoon temps will drop +20 degrees heading into Wednesday afternoon. A few spotty snow showers may develop behind the front over the Eastern Plains on Wednesday, although, accumulations do not look to be significant.
A gradual warm-up will then take effect Thursday through the beginning of the weekend.
Be sure to stay with the KRQE News 13 Weather Team for the latest updates.