Increasing Moisture This Week

May 20th, 2014 at 12:13 pm by under Weather

Today will be another dry and windy day, leading to fire concerns. Then moisture makes it’s return to the state. The storm setting up to our west will start to draw moisture into the east Wednesday afternoon. This will lead to some scattered storms east of the central mountain chain. Some of these storms could be severe. The east will be favored once again Thursday, but with more moisture there will be better storm coverage across the east.

Some of that moisture seeps through the mountains and into central sections on Friday. This will further expand storm coverage to include the central part of the state, including the Albuquerque metro area. As more and more moisture works in from the east, temperatures will start to trend down into the weekend.

The storm to the west finally crosses the state Saturday. Widespread showers and storms are expected across most of the state. The storm exits during the day Sunday, but there will still be enough moisture to kick off more showers and storms. The coverage of storms dwindles Monday, favoring the higher terrain, as moisture is recycled.

Red Flag Warnings as of noon on Tuesday.

Red Flag Warnings as of noon on Tuesday.

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