Chris’ Friday Afternoon Forecast

An active day of thunderstorms is expected for central and western New Mexico later today.   The best chance for heavy rain will be across the western half of the state.   The plume of monsoon moisture will also impact central New Mexico by this afternoon, bringing a good chance for scattered storms to Albuquerque.   The added moisture and extra clouds will knock our temperatures back below average for this afternoon and Albuquerque may not hit the 90s for the first time since June 4th!   Scattered rain and storms will continue overnight with another round of hit and miss storms on Saturday.   Storm coverage for Saturday doesn’t look as widespread with the mountains being favored for most of the rain.   By Sunday, drier air starts to work back in to New Mexico as an area of high pressure reestablishes itself over the region.   This high will heat temperatures back up into the 90s by Sunday and the dry weather will continue for the 4th of July! Rain chances could return by the middle of next week.

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