MONDAY: A quiet and mild start to the day with morning temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s under a partly clear sky. Afternoon temperatures will be slightly cooler than what was felt over the weekend – expect temperatures to top out in the 50s & 60s across southern CO & northern NM / 60s and 70s spread out over central NM / 70s & 80s throughout eastern & southern NM. A mix of sun and clouds will blanket the state with just enough moisture to allow a handful of showers and storms to develop over northern NM (favorable for those near the NM/CO stateline). Increasing winds are also expected for those within central and eastern NM. The ABQ-metro area can expect southwest winds to reach 10-20mph while speeds across the Eastern Plains climb to 25-35mph.
TUESDAY: A storm dropping south out of the Great Basin will combine with a strong cold front further east to help boost rain chances over the northern 2/3rds of the state. Spotty to scattered showers, thunderstorms & high mountain snow will favor northern and central NM. Strong east canyon winds will hurt rain chances in the Rio Grande Valley, although, not rid them completely. Breezy to windy conditions and cooler temperatures will be the trend statewide.
WEDNESDAY: Showers and storms will continue to favor northern and central NM with even cooler temperatures expected statewide.