It’ll be breezy and mild today, partly sunny with a high near 65. Light and variable wind becoming 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight it’ll be partly cloudy with a low around 34. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north after midnight.
A weak storm system will pass to our north on Tuesday. The only real impact from this system will be some snow showers over the northern mountains. Here in the metro area we will see clouds increase on Tuesday but little else will impact the metro weather wise. By Wednesday skies clear statewide and sunny skies rule through Thursday with warming temps.
The action ramps up again toward the weekend. Models are currently at odds with what track a weekend system will take. The European model is definitely more favorable for NM to see significant rain and snow. Take a look at the European track. It drops far enough into the state to lead us to believe this could be another good state precip maker. Stay tuned more details at we get closer.
A much quieter work week is in store for the state. After a big cool down, especially for the east, temps will start to warm up today. After being stuck in the teens yesterday from Clayton to Tucumcari, afternoon highs today will warm well into the 40s. Albuquerque will reach near 60° this afternoon. A weak disturbance crosses the state today leading to some clouds. Even a couple of spot snow showers will be possible over the higher terrain.
A storm passes just north of the state Tuesday. Mountain snow will be possible over Southern Colorado, with spot snow possible over the Northern Mountains. Most of the state will just see breezy conditions Tuesday afternoon. Afternoon highs will continue to warm as well.
After a brief cool down for the east on Wednesday, temperatures will continue to climb to well above average Thursday. Albuquerque will reach near 70°, while parts of the southeast will warm to the 80s by Friday.
As our storm departs tonight, just a few lingering snow showers will remain over the higher terrain. The rest of the state will see clearing skies and cool temperatures overnight. Out east, colder air continue to punch in allowing for below freezing temperatures tonight.
For Monday temps will start to rebound for much of the state. One exception will be the southeast where cooler air will continue to settle in. A storm will pass to the north Tuesday. The Northern Mountains could pick up a spot snow shower, but most of the state will stay dry with breezy conditions in the afternoon.
A westerly flow sets up for the end of the work week. Temperatures will continue to warm to well above average, especially across the east.
Our storm will work through the state today, delivering some additional light rain and snow to the state. The higher terrain of New Mexico will pick up a few more inches of snowfall. Passing light rain showers will continue in lower elevations, including the metro, through the morning hours.
By the afternoon, the showers will start to taper off from west to east. Eastern New Mexico will continue with scattered showers through at least the late afternoon. East central sections will be one of the more troubling travel spots. A cold front pushed through overnight allowing for mixed precip to develop there. I-40 in Tucumcari is a good example of some of the icy conditions.
The storm lifts out this evening, making way for a very nice workweek. Temperatures will slowly rebound, returning to springlike weather by the end of the week. Another storm will clip the state Thursday and Friday. While the Northern Mountains could pick up a few inches of snow, most of the state will get another round of wind.
Icy conditions on I-40 in Tucumcari on Sunday morning.