Drying Trend

July 17th, 2014 at 11:08 am by under Weather

Last night was a very active night across much of New Mexico, particularly in the Albuquerque metro. Parts of the city saw over an inch of rain, while the Sunport managed nearly an inch. Last night’s rainfall at the Sunport officially put Albuquerque above average for the month of July, with two weeks still to go. However, it’s going to become more difficult to get showers and storms going the next few days as drier air works in.

High pressure to the west will edge toward the state. As this happens, drier air will filter in from the northwest. Storm coverage will be down across the northwest and Rio Grande Valley. The best chances for showers will be across the east, where numerous storms are once again possible.

Friday, storm coverage across the east diminishes as well as high pressure settles in. Once over the state, temperatures will heat up dramatically. By Monday, afternoon highs will be 5° – 10° above average. Albuquerque will warm to the upper 90s, while the south and east climb to the century mark.

Rainfall for the month is already well above average and we still have two weeks left in July!

Rainfall for the month is already well above average and we still have two weeks left in July!

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