Kristen’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Stronger storms (and more of them) expected through midweek...

TUESDAY: Another active day of storms and showers on tap for most of the area. Scattered to widespread storms and showers will initially favor western and central New Mexico this afternoon before pushing east tonight. A large chunk of southern and eastern NM has been placed under a SLIGHT RISK of scattered severe storms – threats: large hail and damaging winds (isolated tornadoes are a concern as well although not as likely to develop as the other threats). Afternoon temperatures will be similar to Monday – most of us well into the 60s and 70s.

SEVERE T-STORM WATCH issued for most of western, southern and central New Mexico until 9PM Tuesday evening.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH issued for east-central and southeast New Mexico until 6AM Wednesday morning.

WEDNESDAY: Another day of widespread to numerous showers and storms expected nearly statewide. Heavy rain causing flooding will be of top concern – other threats include hail, frequent lightning and gusty winds. Afternoon temperatures will be down 5-15 degrees in most areas – expect temps to top out in the 50s and 60s. Heavy rain is likely to fall over the Eastern Plains – rain totals could range anywhere from 1″ to +3″.

THURSDAY: Eastern Plains will face another day of widespread showers and storms while western NM (slowly but surely) begins to dry out. Flooding will continue to be a top concern for areas along and east of the Central Mountains. High temperatures will stay put in the 50s, 60s and low 70s.

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