Stormy Start to the Week

July 14th, 2014 at 11:39 am by under Weather

A cold front brings more moisture into the northeast today. The high terrain, particularly the northern mountains, and the northeast will be the focus for the most widespread shower activity. However, scattered storms will still form across the rest of the state. That moisture pushes to the continental divide for Tuesday, allowing more storms to form from the Rio Grande Valley and points east. In fact this deep moisture sticks around through most of the week!

By Friday, the ridge of high pressure that has backed off to the north and west will start to slide eastward, back over New Mexico. This will allow for a drying trend through the upcoming weekend. As the atmosphere dries out, temperatures will heat up. By the weekend, afternoon highs in Albuquerque will reach the upper 90s. Triple digit heat will return to much of the south and east.

Despite the high being back over the state, long range models want to sneak some moisture under the high early next week. This will at least give us the chance for some widely scattered showers and storms with the high terrain favored. Though we have recently been seeing decent rounds of showers and storms, the true monsoon flow has still yet to be found.

Showers and storms building into the Cloudcroft area during the late morning.

Showers and storms building into the Cloudcroft area during the late morning.

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