Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

Increasing fire danger as temperatures climb and winds strengthen...

WEDNESDAY: A warmer day across the state as majority of us climb into the 60s, 70s and 80s by late afternoon. Sunshine will blanket the area with only a few high clouds drifting overhead. Winds will be the most noticeable difference between today and Tuesday as breezy to windy conditions return. Expect westerly winds to reach speeds 15-25mph in the lower elevations – 25-35mph in the higher terrain with gusts topping out +50mph around the peaks. Gusty winds, above average temperatures and bone dry conditions will lead to critical fire danger across northeast and east-central NM. A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect in those mentioned areas beginning 11AM. Please refrain from any outdoor burning.

THURSDAY: Another weak & dry cold front will creep in over the Plains – cooling temps ~10degrees in areas along and east of the Central Mountains. Those within western and central NM will remain mild, well into the 60s and 70s. Mostly to partly clear skies will stretch from stateline to stateline.

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