MONDAY: A cool and quiet start to the day with morning temperatures in the 40s, 50s and 60s for most (exception: 30s for Southern Colorado and the Northern Mountains). Afternoon temperatures will climb above seasonal normal with 70s, 80s and 90s stretched across the state. Rain chances will be slim as moisture will be awfully hard to find within statelines – expect plenty of sunshine and light winds through late day. Our only shot at a stray shower or two will be over the far southwest where a bit more moisture will be found… but coverage will be very limited.
NEXT BIG WEATHERMAKER: As of 6AM Monday, Category 1 Hurricane Paine sat just off the coast of the Baja Peninsula. This storm is expected to continue treking north-northeast towards the Desert Southwest. As the hurricane progresses north, it will move over cooler water and is expected to weaken significantly. Nonetheless, moisture from this storm is expected to be pulled north over the state beginning Tuesday through late week. Expect increasing rain chances as what’s left of Paine draws near.
TUESDAY: Increasing moisture will mean more cloud cover and a better chance for rain across western NM. Expect temperatures to be similar to Monday’s… with some even a little cooler. High temperatures will top out in the upper 80s across the Rio Grande Valley.
WEDNESDAY: Scattered storms and showers are likely to develop over western and central NM with cooler temperatures to match. Expect afternoon highs to fall ~5°… leaving the Albuquerque-metro area closer to average in the low 80s.