TUESDAY: A slightly warmer start to the day with morning temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s across the state. A few weak showers will continue to hold together out west… although, more is expected by late day. The higher terrain of northern and western NM will be favored for scattered to widespread storms with more isolated to spotty coverage expected in the lower elevations. These storms and showers are likely to fire by late afternoon and continue into the evening hours. Afternoon highs will be similar to where we topped out Monday – expect widespread 70s, 80s and 90s stretched across Southern Colorado and New Mexico.
WEDNESDAY: As a storm continues to lift north of the state, moisture being pulled in from the south will allow more scattered to widespread storms to fire across western and central NM (favorable: mountain areas). The Eastern Plains will continue to miss out on most of the activity. High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than where we were to start the week – expect more 70s, 80s and 90s (warmest temps found across east-central and southeast NM).
THURSDAY: More scattered storms on tap for the higher terrain of western and northern NM with more isolated to spotty coverage in the lower elevations. Temperatures will continue to top out near seasonal averages – 70s, 80s and 90s.
FRIDAY – WEEKEND: A strong backdoor cold front edging in over the northeast corner of the state will bring significant changes to our late week and weekend forecast. Expect high temperatures to fall anywhere from 5°-10°. Rain chances will shift to the eastern half of the state will best coverage found along and east of the Central Mountains over the weekend.