WEDNESDAY: A cold start to the day with temps in the 20s, 30s and 40s… but if that’s not cold enough, this morning’s westerly winds (of speeds 15-25mph) will make it feel even cooler than that! Unfortunately, the winds will be here to stay through the later part of the morning and early afternoon. The day’s strongest winds will be seen along and east of the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo, Sandia, Manzano and Sacramento Mountains – a HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the mentioned areas until 1PM for sustained speeds: 25-35mph / gusts: +50mph. Portions of the Eastern Plains and Northern Mountains are under a WIND ADVISORY until 1PM for sustained winds 25-35mph / gusts +40mph. Afternoon temperatures will be 10-20degrees cooler than Tuesday, leaving most of the state in the 40s and 50s (only the far Southeastern Plains will break into the 60s).
THURSDAY & FRIDAY: The later half of the work week will feature a gradual warm up with temperatures near average by the time we hit the weekend. Winds will lighten up over the next few days with plenty of sunshine seen statewide.
SATURDAY: A mostly sunny sky will blanket the state with temperatures briefly breaking back into the 60s in the ABQ-metro area (40s & 50s over northern NM / 50s & 60s for central and southern NM).
SUNDAY: As a weak storm crosses the state, it may pull up enough moisture to allow spotty to scattered showers to develop over the southern half of the state. At the current moment, it does not look to be anything to rearrange your weekend plans over, but know that (in the least) more clouds will move in over southern NM.