FRIDAY: A chilly start to the last day of the work week with morning temps down to the teens, 20s and 30s. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 40s, 50s and 60s – near average for this time of year. Today will look and feel very similar to what unfolded Thursday – plan on plenty of sunshine, thin clouds and light winds.
SATURDAY: A mostly to partly sunny sky will blanket the state with afternoon temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s. A weak disturbance crossing southern NM will increase afternoon cloud cover and allow spot showers to break out late in the day and into the nighttime hours. The southern 2/3rds of the state will be favored for spotty to scattered showers with the ABQ-metro area looking at the possibility of spot rain.
SUNDAY: The Southeastern Plains will see a round of spotty showers and thunderstorms while the rest of the state finishes off the weekend under a partly sunny sky. Afternoon temperatures will briefly break into the low 60s in the ABQ-metro area with most of the state similarly jumping into the 50s and 60s.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: A much stronger and deeper storm looks to eye New Mexico late Sunday into Monday and Tuesday. At the current moment, the details are still a bit fuzzy in regards to the track and rain/snow totals. However, plan on a significant pattern shift to start next week (and a big tumble in the temps!)