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Kristen's Monday Morning Forecast

Strong winds and high fire danger return to the state

April 16th 2018 - Unfortunately, we'll start the new work week with extremely dry conditions as humidity values drop to 10% in many locations Monday afternoon. These dry conditions will combine with increasing southwesterly winds to raise fire concerns across the state. A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect for the entire state of New Mexico from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. due to critical fire danger. Afternoon highs will warm statewide with temps well into the 60s, 70s and 80s (even a few low 90s in southeast NM).

A storm crossing to our north will really crank up the winds on Tuesday. Another round of HIGH WIND WATCHES and RED FLAG WARNINGS are in place Tuesday afternoon due to strong winds and high fire danger. A cold front attached to this system will drop temps 5°-10° Tuesday afternoon... leaving the Albuquerque-metro area in the low 70s.

Wednesday looks to be the quietest day of the next seven with mostly sunny skies, lighter winds and temps near to just slightly below average.

Another storm system nearing the state from the northwest will crank up the winds Thursday afternoon. Moisture pulled in out ahead of this storm could trigger isolated to scattered storms (potentially strong to severe) in eastern NM on Thursday and Friday afternoon.


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