Chris’ Saturday Night Forecast

Another abnormally warm Fall day across New Mexico to kick-off the weekend today. Albuquerque fell just 2° shy of today’s record high of 73° (set in 1918). There are some minor changes ahead though for tomorrow.

The changes will be associated with a cold front that moves in tomorrow afternoon. This cold front is not very strong and it will be a dry front. The biggest impact will be cooler temperatures. The most significant drop in temperatures will be across the Eastern Plains. This is where high temperatures will tumble by 10°-15°. Central and western New Mexico will only see temperatures drop by 5° at best tomorrow afternoon.

Dry westerly flow will once again be in control of New Mexico’s weather to begin the week. This pattern will send temperatures back to warmer than average highs before a couple of cold fronts by mid-to-late week drop temperatures by a few degrees to end the week.