THURSDAY: More sunshine is expected to fill in across the state – expect mostly to partly sunny conditions area-wide. Afternoon temperatures will be similar to Wednesday with most areas even looking at a 2-4 degree warm up. Expect high temperatures to climb well into the 60s and 70s across northern and central NM with 80s filling in further south. A few isolated storms may fire near the TX/NM stateline late this afternoon before quickly pushing east into Oklahoma and West Texas. We will keep you updated if any storms turn severe before crossing over the stateline.
FRIDAY: A relatively quiet day for most with mild temperatures and mostly sunny conditions for majority of the area. Cloud cover will increase across western NM as our next system moves in from the west. A few showers may give way by late day with better coverage expected Saturday.
SATURDAY: Our next storms looks to skirt across the northern portion of the state allowing scattered showers and storms to develop over the northern half of NM. Colder air dragged in with this system will allow rain to transition into snow over the higher peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (>9000ft). Spotty showers are possible here in the Albuquerque-metro area, although, coverage is not expected to be as widespread as what we had to start the past work week.