A Few Storms for the Weekend

August 8th, 2014 at 2:41 pm by under Weather

For most, the dry spell will continue through the weekend. However, a few afternoon storms will still fire for parts of the state Saturday and Sunday. Expect storms to initially form over the higher terrain, then slowly drift to areas just north and east of the mountains. Areas like I-25 between Santa Fe and Raton could see some of these storms roll off the mountains late in the afternoon and into the evening hours.

Early next week, the ridge of high pressure sitting over southeastern New Mexico will loosen its grip, allowing for a few more storms to creep into western New Mexico. Currently it appears the high will hold enough for a weather disturbance to drift through Arizona, delivering decent monsoon rains there. However, if the high can weaken enough and drift just a little east, we could see more of that moisture make it into the state for early next week.

Disturbance rides around high and just misses the state early to mid-week next week.

Disturbance rides around high and just misses the state early to mid-week next week.

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