FRIDAY: Mostly to partly sunny conditions can be expected state-wide with afternoon temperatures sticking to the 60s and 70s. A few isolated storms are possible near the TX/NM stateline late in the day — the far corner of the Northeastern Plains has been put under a slight risk for any developed storms to turn severe. The majority of the state can expect southwesterly winds to pick up after lunchtime — sustained speeds likely to exceed 15mph in most areas.
SATURDAY: As our storm system skirts across the Northwest Plateau and rides along the NM/CO stateline, scattered showers will develop and expand over much of southern CO and northern NM. Higher terrain within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (>9000ft) can expect +3inches of snow beginning late Saturday afternoon into the evening. Lower elevations can expect light to moderate rain with any developed shower.
MOTHER’S DAY: Skies will remain mostly clear across the southern portions of the state while moisture lingers over northern NM. Mountain snow and low elevation rain showers will likely continue through most of the afternoon. Temperatures will rebound just slightly, although, still staying below average for this time of year. Winds will also stick around for another day with sustained speeds exceeding +20mph.
NEXT WEEK: Monday will be a transition day for us as another system makes its way towards the state. Significant rain chances will return to the forecast beginning Tuesday and likely continuing into Wednesday.