Kristen’s Monday Afternoon Forecast

Scattered showers & thunderstorms Monday night into Tuesday

MONDAY: Afternoon temperatures will be significantly warmer than what was felt over the weekend – expect highs to be well into the 60s and 70s across most of central and northern NM. Winds will begin to crank out of the southeast after lunchtime as speeds reach and exceed 25-30mph in and along the Rio Grande Valley and Central Mountains. A storm system moving in from the west will draw in significant moisture off the Gulf — helping to give way to scattered showers and storms by late afternoon. Areas within the Eastern Plains can expect the heaviest of showers with even a few strong to severe thunderstorms likely over the Southeastern Plains. Biggest threats with any developed storm will be large hail, gusty winds & heavy rain.

TUESDAY: As the talked-about storm system lifts off to the northeast, so will the rain. Showers will linger over northeast & east-central NM through the first half of the day before clearing out after lunchtime. Afternoon temperatures will take a brief hit with most areas looking at a 2-8 degrees cool down. Breezy conditions will stick around for another day with sustained speeds likely to range between 15-25mph.

MIDWEEK: Overall, a quiet stretch of weather will take over through midweek with only a few isolated storms possible over the Eastern Plains. An incoming cold front will help gets these isolated storms to fire — we’ll watch for more shower & storm activity on Thursday.

Be sure to stay with the KRQE Weather team for the latest on today’s storm threat.

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