MONDAY: A cold start to the day with most of us walking out the door to 20s, 30s and 40s under a mostly clear sky. Expect plenty of sunshine to fill in overhead this afternoon, helping warm temperatures into the 50s, 60s and 70s (majority of the state above average for this time of year). No significant rain chances expected within statelines.
TUESDAY: Even warmer! Expect high temperatures to top out in the upper 60s to low 70s across the Albuquerque-metro area with almost everyone topping out above seasonal averages. High pressure building overhead will keep away the storms and allow sunshine to dominate the region.
LATE WEEK: A strong storm looks to move in late week bringing a round of big-time changes to the state. Breezy conditions on Wednesday will give way to very strong winds on Thursday – potentially damaging winds at that. Temperatures will also take a hit as we lose anywhere from 10°-20° off our afternoon highs. Mountain snow will also be possible with this system, however, accumulation looks to be light. Expect overnight lows to fall close (if not, even below) freezing for the majority of state – for many, marking the first freeze of the season.