Chris’ Saturday Night Forecast

Severe Thunderstorms will roll through extreme northeastern New Mexico until early this evening.  The storm are thanks to a cold front that is beginning to enter the state.  A few severe storms are dropping large hail and producing high winds just north of Clayton and east of Des Moines.  The rest of the state will stay fairly quiet with breezy to windy conditions expected across central and eastern New Mexico.  Albuquerque will feel the canyon winds picking up out of the east later this evening as the cold front continues to push through New Mexico tonight.

Sunday will start out dry and mild for New Mexico.  A few storms could develop across the higher terrain on Sunday, but the moisture at the surface may be limited for the first round of storms tomorrow.  So we are looking at some dry, gusty showers that could crank up the wind and produce dry lightning strikes.  While most won’t see the storms on Sunday, the moisture will continue to increase for Memorial Day.  This means there will be a better crop of thunderstorms starting on Monday and the crop of storms will continue to increase across the state for the middle of the week.   Not everyone will see the rain every afternoon, but regular rounds of showers and storms will be likely into the end of the upcoming week.