TUESDAY: A strong cold front will continue its trek west across New Mexico today – kicking up the winds and cooling temperatures as it passes. Expect strong east canyon winds to reach 20-30mph (sustained) with gusts topping out between 40-50mph. Afternoon temperatures will be 10-20° cooler than what was felt Monday, leaving most of us in the 50s, 60s and 70s. With the help of a storm approaching from the west, spotty to scattered showers will develop over the northern 2/3rds of the state. However, our canyon winds will likely create a bit of a “rain hole” over the ABQ-metro area. These winds will hurt our rain chances, but not rid them completely – we’ll be watching for spot storms as winds come down late tonight and into Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY: Widespread storms and showers will develop over New Mexico with breezy conditions and below average temperatures sticking around for another day.
THURSDAY: As our mentioned storm continues to push east, our rain chances will follow. Eastern NM can expect another day of spotty to scattered showers and storms. Drier air will work in from the west – expect more sunshine from Gallup to ABQ. Warmer temperatures will return with more 60s, 70s and 80s on the map.