TUESDAY: A storm sliding to the north of the state will crank up the winds and fire danger. Light morning winds will strengthen by this afternoon – sustained speeds reaching 25-35mph / gusts 40-50mph within northern, central and eastern NM. Sunshine and a few pockets of high clouds will pass overhead. Only a few spot showers are possible in and around the Raton Pass area, however, majority of the moisture will stay north of the stateline.
A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect for those along and north of Interstate-40 due to gusty winds and low humidity.
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for northeast, east-central and northwest NM due to strong winds (westerly winds 25-35mph / gusts +40mph).
WEDNESDAY: An overnight cold front will cool temperatures just slightly over the western 2/3rds of the state while dropping temps +~10degrees further east into the Plains. A good amount of sunshine and lighter winds can be expected statewide.
THURSDAY: Temperatures will rebound after a quick midweek cool down – expect afternoon highs to top out above seasonal normal in the 60s, 70s and 80s statewide. Increasing clouds will favor southwest and west-central NM as a Pacific storm closes in on the Desert Southwest. Showers will be possible by the end of Thursday in those same areas, gradually expanding further northeast overnight into Friday.