Storm Departs TodayApril 3rd, 2014 at 11:07 am by John Smith under Weather
Showers will continue across the north today, while the rest of the state deals with wind and colder temperatures. Highs will be 15° – 20° below normal this afternoon. On top of that, winds will be gusting 45 – 55 mph across much of the state. That will make it feel even cooler. Wind advisories are in place across southeast and east central New Mexico for gusts up to 55 mph.
Meanwhile, showers will continue across the north. Additional light snow accumulations are expected over the higher peaks of the Northern Mountains. The showers come to an end this evening and tonight. As skies clear and the winds come down tonight, overnight lows will plummet with the cold air mass in place. Temperatures will be near or below freezing across much of the north by sunrise Friday morning.
Temperatures will recover for Friday afternoon as a ridge of high pressure moves in. However, afternoon highs will still be a few degrees below average. Over the weekend a pair of disturbances drop in, keeping scattered showers going across the state. The first one Saturday will favor the northern half of the state, while the second one Sunday will favor eastern New Mexico.
Everything clears out for the start of next week. A stronger ridge of high pressure sets in and will dominate the weather much of next week. This will mean quieter weather with more sunshine, less wind, and much warmer temperatures.