A few showers and storms have developed across the northern high terrain and across parts of the west. These showers are not producing much rain because relative humidity values are still very low. They’re only in the teens so that means it is way too dry to see any rain from these showers tonight. A few of the storms this evening are producing some lightning around the Gila so the lightning will be the biggest hazard with showers along with gusty winds. The spot showers will come to an end towards midnight and we will wake up to quiet along with dry conditions on Memorial Day morning.
The quiet start on Monday will be short-lived because scattered storms will increase in coverage by the afternoon. The storms will develop across central along with eastern New Mexico. If you have outdoor plans on Monday just keep the rain gear nearby. It won’t be raining all the time but the chance will be there from mid-afternoon into the early evening.
A low pressure system then sets up to the west of New Mexico for the upcoming week. This position of the low will help draw in moisture for regular rounds of scattered storms continuing into the middle of the week. The added moisture will keep temperatures cooler than normal for most of the state.
Drier air works in from the west and northwest by the end of the week. This drier air will lead to warming temperatures by next weekend.