THURSDAY: A much colder start to the day as most of us are waking up to teens, 20s and 30s under a clear sky. Despite the cooler morning temperatures, afternoon highs will be warmer than what we hit Wednesday – expect 50s, 60s and 70s to be stretched statewide by late day. Winds will be noticeably lighter than what blew across the state earlier in the week… however, we’re still likely to see breezy conditions (10-20mph) at times through the afternoon / early evening hours. No significant rain or snow to be found within the area today – expect a full day of sunshine.
FRIDAY: The warm up continues as we finish the work week – afternoon temperatures taking a 5-10 degree jump further into the 50s, 60s and 70s. Mostly sunny conditions will be seen statewide with increasing cloud cover over the Four Corners & Southern Colorado area. Sustained winds will begin to pick back up (15-25+mph). A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for parts of the Eastern Plains due to gusty winds and ongoing dry conditions.
SATURDAY: A storm passing to the north may push a few showers into north-central and northeast NM to start the weekend, however, accumulation will generally be light (better chance for accumulating snow at resort level). Afternoon temperatures will be near to just above average for most. Unfortunately, breezy to windy conditions will continue so be sure to factor in some wind into your outdoor plans.
EASTER SUNDAY: A good amount of sunshine will blanket the state with afternoon highs slightly cooler – expect temperatures to top out near or just below average for this time of year. Breezy to windy conditions will continue.