Chris’ Friday Afternoon Forecast

Abundant moisture remains in place over New Mexico so that means more periods of heavy rain are likely in parts of the state.   Flash Flood Watches are up for much of central and northern New Mexico but it doesn’t include Albuquerque.   That doesn’t mean the metro will be dry this afternoon because we will have a shot for thunderstorms later today.   If you do find yourself under a heavy downpour, be sure to give yourself extra time and don’t cross water covered roads.  The storms will last into early Saturday before we get a break Saturday morning.   By the afternoon, more storms will be possible especially around the higher terrain.  But, an area of high pressure is going to be building over New Mexico this weekend.   That means some drier air could work into the state limiting storms to at least the mountains for the weekend with the chance some of the storms could drift into valley locations,  Overall though, there will be a down tick in the thunderstorm coverage over the next few days thanks to that high pressure system.   Stay with KRQE for more weather updates on the flash flooding threat today. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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