Kristen’s Monday Morning Forecast

High wind & fire danger to start the new work week...

MONDAY: A storm closing in from the northwest will track a touch too far north to see *statewide rain and snow… but close enough to fire off a few spot showers and crank up the winds. Rain and thunderstorms will be possible for southern Colorado, northwest & north-central NM late day through the overnight hours. The rest of us will stay dry underneath a mostly sunny sky. Strong southwest winds will reach 20-30mph / gusts +40mph this afternoon. A WIND ADVISORY has been issued for western and central NM beginning 12PM while areas within west-central NM are under a HIGH WIND WARNING beginning 10AM. Low humidity paired with gusty winds will increase the fire danger – a RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for most of New Mexico beginning 1PM tp 9PM.

TUESDAY: The most noticeable difference between Monday & Tuesday will be the temperature drop – expect afternoon highs to be 10-15 degrees cooler, leaving temps in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Cloud cover will continue to increase over the northwest corner of the state with more spotty showers and thunderstorms likely to develop.

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