More Storms Coming? Maybe…

August 18th, 2014 at 10:12 pm by under Weather

We are looking at an interesting week ahead as far as storms go. Models are a little bit at odds with how much rain we will receive. One thing is for sure, will be looking at a better storm crop by midweek than we’ve seen so far today to start the week. The western portion of the state will see most of the action through Wednesday. Then the chance of storms will begin to shift a bit to the east by Thursday into Friday.

Here in the Albuquerque metro area if there are a couple of bull’s-eye days to watch for its Wednesday and Thursday. That’s when it looks like the best moisture will be over the city and we will have a chance for scattered storms. Take a look at the map below. It shows how much one model projects we will receive across the state. And as you can tell as we usually see this time of year some areas get hit hard others get nothing.

Week Starts Drier

August 18th, 2014 at 5:15 am by under Weather

Today will be quieter across much of the state. High pressure sitting overhead will limit storm development to mainly the higher terrain. While a spot storm will be possible elsewhere, warm temperatures will be the bigger story. Highs will reach the low 90s in Albuquerque and the upper 90s across much of the east.

As the high drifts east on Tuesday, southerly moisture will return to the west. That moisture will continue to spread across the state through midweek as the high continues to move into Texas. In addition, there are two tropical systems sitting in the eastern Pacific. It’s possible additional moisture could be drawn up from these storms for the middle and latter part of the workweek.

Only spot storms are possible for the metro, with most of the action over the higher terrain today.

Only spot storms are possible for the metro, with most of the action over the higher terrain today.

Fewer Storms On The Way…

August 14th, 2014 at 10:45 pm by under Weather

High-pressure will shift back to our west over the next couple of days. This will reduce the overall moisture supply available for thunderstorms.

So instead of scattered or widespread storms we will end up with more isolated storms. The areas most likely to get wet are the southwest and northeast. While we can grab a spot storm in the metro it’s not likely were going to see anything too widespread.

Temps will top out in the low 90s over the next 4 to 5 days. This is pretty much average for this time year.

Day Planner: Thursday, August 14th, 2014

August 14th, 2014 at 6:40 am by under Weather

It’s going to be another soggy day.  Scattered showers and storms will again favor Central and Western portions of the state.  Isolated downpours will be possible which means we will again see the threat for flash flooding. Always remember the saying, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”  Today, mostly cloudy, scattered showers and storms, highs near 87°.  Tonight, mostly cloudy, scattered storms, lows near 67°.  As we head into the weekend, we’ll see drier skies move overhead.  Only spot storms possible Friday and the weekend.

One More Wet Day…

August 13th, 2014 at 9:36 pm by under Weather

A nice crop of storms came piling into the Albuquerque metro area this afternoon. The storm center of the foothills and eventually filled the arroyos leading out of the Sandia Mountains. Off to half an inch of rain fell in these areas and lead to brief concerns about flooding. The chance for storms will continue overnights and throughout the day on Thursday. As we head toward the weekend we will dry out it’s your temperature start to rise.

Additional rainfall will accumulate on Thursday. Here’s a look at the three day rainfall out through the weekend.  Look for temperatures to begin new rise on Friday and Saturday. We should top out in the low 90s here in the metro with just the slightest chance of a shower.