Chris’ Saturday Night Forecast

Heavy rain and stronger storms will continue to impact portions of southern New Mexico into the Southeast Plains through this evening. Places like Ruidoso, Cloudcroft, Roswell and Carlsbad have been the target for the stronger storms and heavier rain today. This will continue until later on this evening before the shower activity tapers off overnight.

Spot showers and storms are also likely across the Northern Mountains and southern Colorado through this evening before tapering off overnight. There’s still a slight chance Albuquerque and Santa Fe could have a stray shower or storm roll through late tonight, but at this point it isn’t looking likely.

Some showers may persist into Sunday morning across the southwest around Silver City before another batch of scattered storms fire in the mountains tomorrow.

Sunday does look to be a bit more active for showers and storms in both central and western New Mexico compared to today. This also means Santa Fe and Albuquerque metro areas will have a better chance of seeing a storm roll in between 4-8pm tomorrow.

A better monsoon setup then could take place this upcoming week. That is when an area of high pressure may develop east of New Mexico. This position of the high would help bring in even more moisture to spark scattered storms over a larger portion of the state in the upcoming days. Early and late week look to be the most active for storms with a bit of a down-tick in the activity for Wednesday and Thursday.