Kristen’s Monday Afternoon Forecast

Increasing winds & fire danger to start the new week...

MONDAY: Today’s warm-up will leave afternoon highs in the 50s, 60s and 70s across the state – warmer than what we had over the weekend. Expect a mix of sun and clouds overhead with winds out of the south reaching 15-25mph (gusts +35mph) by late afternoon. Unfortunately, winds will only get worse over the next coming days. A few spot showers may graze the Northwest Plateau and Northern Mountains, however, accumulation looks to be light (if any at all).

TUESDAY: Strong, gusty winds will wreak havoc across the state, kicking up dust and increasing the pollen count and fire danger statewide. Afternoon temperatures will be slightly cooler across western and central NM but will stay above average in most areas. A RED FLAG WARNING & FIRE WEATHER WATCH have been issued for most of central and eastern NM due to gusty winds and low humidity. Please refrain from outdoor burning, BBQing, etc.

WEDNESDAY: A strong cold front will push in from the northwest Tuesday night, dropping temperatures 10-15 degrees as it moves across NM. Expect afternoon temperatures to top out in the 40s, 50s and 60s (at the warmest!) under a mostly sunny sky.MON3 FIRE MON1 MON2 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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