FRIDAY: A quiet start to the day with morning temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s under a mostly clear sky. A cold front moving in over the northeast corner of the state will bring significant changes to our end-of-the-week & weekend forecast. Impacts will be most noticeable across eastern NM as moisture dragged in with the front will allow scattered storms and showers to fire by late day. There is the potential for some storms to turn strong to severe – threats: hail, gusty winds and heavy rain. Areas further west will need to wait another day to cash in on the rain, although, the Albuquerque-metro area will get hit with a round of strong east canyon winds by this evening before the moisture squeezes in.
SATURDAY: Spotty to scattered showers and storms are likely to stretch further west across the state with cooler temperatures to match. The mentioned front is what’s to blame for the big changes. Expect temperatures to top out in 70s and 80s in most areas (fewer 90s compared to recent days).
SUNDAY: The high country will be favored for rain while the rest of us begin to dry out (isolated storms at best in the lower elevations). High temperatures will stay at to just below normal for this time of year – more 70s and 80s expected on the map.