It was another hot afternoon today, but not the record heat we felt on Saturday. Temperatures today were much cooler across eastern New Mexico this afternoon compared to yesterday. Many spots were almost 20° or more cooler this afternoon. But, this short-lived break from the extreme heat starts to come to an end tomorrow.
Another ridge of high pressure will build over much of the western U.S. next week. This ridge of high pressure will cause the heat to build once again over New Mexico. There will be at least four afternoons this upcoming week that Albuquerque could hit the low 100’s and challenge record hot temperatures. Most of the state will be baking in the heat into next weekend.