Chris’ Saturday Evening Forecast

Wind and fire danger will be on the rise starting Sunday!

More sunshine is ahead for New Mexico tomorrow as an area of high pressure builds over the region.   This high pressure system combined with southerly winds will warm temperatures back above average for the second half of the weekend.  The winds will be fairly strong on Sunday, but then the wind will get even stronger for Monday and Tuesday.

Fire Weather Watches are already up for most of  New Mexico to start the week.  That is when winds could reach gusts up to 40+ mph with sustained speeds of 20-30 mph.

Rain could finally return to northern New Mexico by Thursday and Friday of the upcoming week with more gusty winds expected for central and southern New Mexico for week’s end.