More heat headed our way today! It was a warm start with temperatures in the 70s very early and we’re expected to climb well into the 90s again today. We’ll also see a good chance for scattered showers and storms, with locally heavy rainfall possible. Today, partly cloudy, scattered storms, highs near 94°. Tonight, partly cloudy, lingering storms, lows near 69°. The heat and the chance for storms will reoccur tomorrow as well before we get drier and hotter skies moving into the area on Thursday and Friday.
5.Topping international news, a train with more than 250 bodies from down Malaysian Flight 17 is now in Kharkiv, Ukraine on its was to The Netherlands. The downed airliner’s black boxes have been recovered and turned over to Malaysian authorities. A United Nations passed yesterday calls for more access to the crash site, and for the fighting in the region to cease.
4. Do you have a question for your doctor? Today’s the day to get it answered. Tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 pm you can ask your question on Twitter. ABQ Health Partners is sponsoring the doctor Twitter chat. Just tweet @ABQ-H-P and include the hashtag #AskABQDocs
3. A hint of good news for New Mexico’s children. The latest Kids Count survey is out, and New Mexico no longer ranks 50th in the nation, we’re now 49th. Mississippi ranks lower. The survey says the number of kids living in poverty and the teen birth rate have both dropped. while high school graduation is up.
2. Three teens accused of killing two homeless men in Albuquerque will be charged as adults. Alex Rios, Nathaniel Carrillo, and Gilbert Tafoya could get a life sentence if they’re convicted as adults. Now the question is; where were their parents? And, could they get in trouble too? The district attorney says to charge parents she would need evidence to prove they knew about the criminal behavior and didn’t do anything about it.
1. Another hot one today with isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 98. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
High pressure sitting over the state has not allowed all that many storms to get fired up across New Mexico over the past few days. That will change a bit on Tuesday and Wednesday. The high will shift north over Colorado allowing more moisture to slide up from the south puling thunderstorms. This will not create a huge crop of storms but it should lead to an increase in some storms.
However, that increase won’t last long. The high should drop back down over the state by Thursday reducing the number of overall storms. There is some hope over the weekend and into next week that a backdoor cold front will recharge the atmosphere with moisture. Below is a look at the 7 to 14 day outlook for precip across the state this does show some promise.
Two New Mexico cities have made the 2014 list of the best weather cities to live in.
According to a survey by Wallet-Hub, they are Las Cruces at number three and Rio Rancho at number six.
Wallet Hub says it used factors like humidity, precipitation and snowfall, as well as the odds of poor and extreme weather.
It then compared the weather to how much it could cost you when it comes to your energy bill, insurance premiums, and commuting.
The worst weather cities to live in, according to the survey, include Washington D.C, Yonkers, New York, and Baltimore, Maryland.
Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the “Star Spangled Banner” in September, 1814, and 200 years later singers will audition to sing the
anthem at the 2014 New Mexico State Fair.
According to Summer Noelle Green, Event Coordinator for the State Fair, auditions will be held on Friday, August 8, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm in the African American Performing Arts Center Auditorium on the fairgrounds, enter at Gate 3 at San Pedro and Copper NE.
The auditions are open primarily to solo performers or small groups who can sing The Star Spangled Banner a cappella. Performers must know the words to the song from memory and are required to reserve an audition time in advance.
A committee of judges will select the winners who will each sing the National Anthem to kick off the nine rodeo Performances during this year’s State Fair.
The 76th annual New Mexico State Fair starts Wednesday, September 10th and runs through Sunday, September 21st.
To reserve an audition time, please call Summer at the Expo New Mexico Events Office at 505 222-9732 no later than Friday, August 1, 2014 at 5:00pm.