WEDNESDAY: A cool start to the day with morning temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s under a mostly to partly cloudy sky. A handful of light rain showers will continue to trek northeast over the Eastern Plains this morning (with more to come this afternoon!) Expect a mix of sun and clouds to blanket the state with the thickets cloud cover seen south of I-40s. That’s also where we have a good shot at showers – rain and thunderstorms are likely to fire over southern and eastern NM by late day into the overnight hours. Given a strong storm sitting to our west and incoming backdoor cold front, rain chances will continue overnight into the later half of the week, expanding in coverage over a good chunk of NM. Keep in mind, as the mentioned front passes over the Rio Grande Valley, strong east winds will squeeze through the canyons – gusts potentially as strong as 50mph.
THURSDAY: Rain showers will continue to expand in coverage over most of the area. Gusty canyon winds will also stick around through at least the first half of the day. Afternoon temperatures will continue to cool with the majority of the state topping out in the 50s and 60s.
WIND ADVISORY in effect beginning 9PM Wednesday through 12PM Thursday for the middle Rio Grande Valley.