Chris’ Friday Morning Forecast

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Breezy to windy conditions will elevate the fire danger once again, especially for eastern New Mexico.

This is where winds could gust as high as 40 mph later on this afternoon. Red Flag Warnings are up for the eastern half of the state. This means you should not do any outdoor burning today.

The weekend will start off warm and dry for most of New Mexico tomorrow. But, a cold front could spark some afternoon storms across the northern high terrain and northeast for Saturday afternoon. This cold front will push farther west into central New Mexico by Sunday morning. As the front progresses, winds will crank up out of the east. Albuquerque will have canyon wind gusts up to 45 mph from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

This front will then act as a trigger for scattered rain and storms along the Central Mountain Chain and into the Eastern Plains on Sunday.

The storm chances will continue for Monday and Tuesday across central and eastern New Mexico. There could be some dry, gusty showers and storms in western New Mexico beginning Sunday and into early next week.

The front will also take the edge off of the unseasonably hot temperatures for the weekend and next week.

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