Albuquerque tied a record high of 80° on Sunday afternoon and many other areas across New Mexico came close to also tying records as the warm stretch continues. This October for Albuquerque is so far the 2nd warmest on record and the warmer than normal temperatures will continue for the entire week ahead.
There are some changes to start the week. Those changes come in the form of showers. Some moisture is moving in under the area of high pressure that is parked over the Desert Southwest. This moisture is pretty limited so showers will be confined to the Four Corners and Northern Mountains. Albuquerque and Santa Fe will have a shot for some spot showers early Tuesday morning. The rain chances and clouds won’t stick around for long though. By Tuesday afternoon, the sunshine will return and high temperatures will stay warmer than normal.
Albuquerque’s average first freeze is just around the corner on October 30th and at this point it does not look like Albuquerque will come close to freezing any time in the near future. Our coldest morning this fall was back on September 24th when the Albuquerque Sunport dipped to 42°.