WEDNESDAY:Mostly clear conditions will stick around for another day with plenty of sunshine expected statewide. Afternoon temperatures will be similar (even warmer in some parts!) than what was felt Tuesday — expect high temps to top out in the 70s & 80s over northern NM and 80s & 90s across central and southern NM (a few places within the far Southeastern Plains are likely to even reach the triple digit mark). Morning winds out of the west will turn more southwesterly this afternoon with speeds keeping between 10-20mph.
THURSDAY: As a storm system drops south along the California coast, the high pressure currently sitting over the state will get kicked east, leaving New Mexico squeezed in between the two systems. This will create a favorable setup for Pacific moisture to be pulled in from the southwest. Clouds will begin to thicken over western NM with a few spot showers possible by the end of the day.
FRIDAY – WEEKEND: Low pressure off to the west and high pressure sitting to the east will allow moisture (from what’s left of Hurricane Andres and Hurricane Blanca) to be pulled in off the Pacific. Abundant moisture will likely give way to scattered showers and storms late Friday through the weekend – favorable for western and central NM. Along with the rain relief, temperatures will also take a tumble with a 10 degree cool off expected for most areas west of Interstate 25.
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