Labor Day weekend will feature lots of sunshine across much of New Mexico. However we will watch an area of high pressure to slide to the southwestern corner of the state. That will open a westerly flow that could push slightly better precip chances into the far western parts of the state. The best chances for storms will still reside over the northern and western high terrain.
That westerly flow will also mean big time heat across the eastern part of the state. Temperatures in the east central and southeastern parts of New Mexico will make a run for 100° by Labor Day. Hope is on the way for the heat and shower chances by the middle and latter part of next week as a back door cold front will be sliding across New Mexico. That will increase storm coverage for the northeast by next Thursday, and across central sections by next Friday. It will also help pull the extremely hot temperatures closer to what’s average for this time of year.
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Labor Day travel
Vicente Griego, the little boy hurt in what Albuquerque Police are calling a drunk driving crash last weekend, is now brain dead and will be taken off life-support soon. His father tells us doctors are keeping Vicente alive to donate his organs to nine other children who need them.
Albuquerque’s animal shelters are giving away dogs next weekend. The shelters are so overcrowded, they’re giving away dogs that are one and older. This is going on NEXT weekend – the weekend after Labor Day. You have to bring your ID to the shelter and go through a background check.
Are you traveling on this Labor Day weekend? If so, you’re not alone. AAA says 2.4 million people in the west will travel, most of them driving. Get ready to pay more for gas this weekend, too – blame that on what was Hurricane Isaac.
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