Chris’ Saturday Night Forecast

Scattered rain and storms continue to move across portions of New Mexico this evening. The best shot for stronger storms and heavier rain will be across the Eastern Plains. Areas along I-40 in the east, such as Santa Rosa and Tucumcari will see some strong storms roll through. This action will shift farther south tonight and into the early mornings. Other areas like Socorro, T or C and Alamogordo could pick up rain later tonight into early Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, Albuquerque finally picked up some rain this evening and the chances for rain here in the metro will be tapering off later tonight with the action shifting farther south as previously mentioned.

After a brief break from the rain on Sunday morning for most of New Mexico, another round of scattered storms will develop across northern and western New Mexico. Like Saturday, these storms will eventually drift into the lower elevations. This means more rain chances for Santa Fe, Albuquerque and the Northeast Highlands.

A better monsoon setup will develop for the beginning of the week. This is when an area of high pressure will re-develop just to the east of New Mexico. This position of the high will allow for a better moisture supply to move in from the south across central and western New Mexico. But, the heat will continue across the Southeast Plains to begin the week with only spot shower chances across the east.