Day Planner: Thursday, August 28th, 2014

August 28th, 2014 at 7:18 am by under Weather

After a pleasantly cool start we will see a beautiful day for much of the state.  It will be partly cloudy, warm and dry…for most.  A few isolated showers and storms will remain possible in NE parts of the state and parts of the N. Mtns.   The limited and localized rain chance that we have today will drop out of the forecast tomorrow.  Statewide we’ll have mostly sunny and dry skies.  Today, partly cloudy and warm, highs near 85°.  Tonight, mostly clear and cool, lows near 61°.


Drying Out

August 27th, 2014 at 4:28 pm by under Weather

Though a storm system will be working through Colorado tonight and Thursday, drier air will continue to work into New Mexico. Expect only spot storms across the far northern New Mexico and southern Colorado during the day Thursday. Otherwise, partly to mostly sunny skies will prevail.

Friday will also be a nice day with plenty of sunshine and temperatures staying in check. The quiet weather continues for the weekend, but temperatures will be warming to near or above average. If you have outdoor plans, showers and storms will not be a concern, but make sure to have plenty of water on hand.

The weather stays dry through the first half of next week. Then models disagree for the second half. One forecast model pushes ample moisture across the state allowing for widespread showers and storms. The other model keeps us dry.

Most of the state will stay dry Thursday with spot storm chances far north and east.

Most of the state will stay dry Thursday with spot storm chances far north and east.

Day Planner: Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

August 27th, 2014 at 7:34 am by under Weather

Showers and storms will again be possible today.  Central and Eastern parts of the state will hold the best chance for heavy rain this afternoon.  Tonight and into tomorrow drier air will start to move overhead.  This will wipe out our rain chances almost completely for tomorrow.  Only areas in the NE will see that chance for rain and storms, elsewhere, it will be much drier.  Dry skies and warmer temperatures will take over the forecast as we head to the weekend.  Today, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy, isol’d storms possible, highs near 83°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, lingering storms, lows near 60°.

Showers Continue Tonight

August 26th, 2014 at 4:44 pm by under Weather

Numerous showers swept across the state this afternoon and the action will continue into the overnight hours. A storm system to the north and west will approach and cross Colorado Wednesday and Thursday. As this happens, this will continue the showers through tonight and Wednesday. Flash Flood Watches are in effect across the western two-thirds of the state through late tonight.

The storm exits Thursday. Some showers will continue across the northeast. However, the rest of the state will see drier air in the wake of the storm system. The state continues to dry Friday.

By the holiday weekend, expect lots of sunshine. But, with drier air in place, temperatures will be heating up. Highs in Albuquerque will reach the upper 80s, while the south and east will warm well into the 90s.

Flash Flood Watches across the western two-thirds of New Mexico through late tonight.

Flash Flood Watches across the western two-thirds of New Mexico through late tonight.

Day Planner: Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

August 26th, 2014 at 7:30 am by under Weather

Scattered showers and storms will be present in much of the state today.  We’ve already seen some scattered light showers develop this morning.  Through the afternoon and evening the coverage and intensity of the rain will increase.  Scattered storms will have the capability to bring heavy rain and heavy rain over an extended period of time will bring about the threat of flash flooding.  Flash Flood Watches are in place for Central and Western New Mexico today. Our rain and storm chance will start to decrease as we head towards the end of the week.  We’ll eventually have dry and hot skies back by the weekend.  Today, mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms, highs near 80°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, lingering showers and storms, lows near 64°.