This May is on track to go down as the coolest May in Albuquerque in the past 50 years. In addition to that, our rainfall for the month has been well above average. So much so, that if we see no rainfall for the entire month of June, the Sunport will still be above average for the first half of the year. The final days of May will feature a tug of war between the unseasonable May of 2015 and the typical May we’re used to seeing.
Temperatures will be warming up throughout the week, reaching the low to mid 80s through Friday. However, the showers and storms will continue as a pair of cold fronts move in Thursday and Saturday. Both cold fronts will have their biggest impact across the east with widespread showers and storms. Some moisture will squeeze through the central mountain chain to give areas like the Albuquerque metro a shot a storm or two.
A ridge of high pressure is expected to build in during the second half of the weekend and early next week. As June kicks off, we will be returning to a typical setup for this time of the year. Temperatures will start to heat up as the state dries out.