Chris’ Saturday Evening Forecast

Showers will be increasing across the Four Corners this evening.   Places like Gallup, Grants, Farmington Aztec, Durango and Cortez will have a shot at rain with high mountain snow in the San Juans of southern Colorado.  These shower chances look to be mainly from tonight into early Sunday morning.  So if you’re heading out this evening in these areas tonight bring the rain gear along!

The San Juans of southern Colorado could see 4-8″ snow tonight into Sunday above 9,500 feet.  Unfortunately, this storm system won’t bring much moisture to the rest of New Mexico.   The Northern Mountains will only see minor accumulations of snow above 8,000 feet tonight and on Sunday.

This storm system will kick up the wind this evening and on Sunday across New Mexico.   The wind looks to be the strongest in eastern New Mexico tomorrow afternoon.   The Eastern Plains could feel wind gusts up to 40 mph.  Due to these stronger winds and drier conditions, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for eastern New Mexico.  That means no outdoor burning with the winds whipping up tomorrow.

There will be a break between storm systems on Monday.  Partly sunny skies, warm temps and breezy conditions will greet you heading out the door back to work or school on Monday.  The break will be short-lived as another storm system closes in on New Mexico for Monday night into Tuesday.

This storm system will have a better moisture tap, which means a good portion of New Mexico could see scattered and high mountain snow for the middle of the upcoming week.  Not only will showers be on the increase for Tuesday and Wednesday, but temperatures will also take a dip to cooler than normal highs for the middle of the week.

The weather pattern looks to stay fairly active into next weekend with more storm systems that could bring beneficial moisture, cooler temps and wind.