FRIDAY: A soggy start to the day (and the month of April at that!) as rain and snow showers continue to develop over central and eastern NM this morning. These showers will hang around the Northern Mountains and Southeastern Plains the longest – the remainder of the state can expect a handful of spot showers and gradual clearing through the afternoon. Our strong overnight cold front will continue to push west into Arizona this morning, cooling temperatures in it’s wake. High temperatures will be stuck in the 40s, 50s and 60s in most areas – noticeably cooler than what was felt Thursday. Gusty east canyon winds will continue at +30mph this morning before eventually backing off by late day.
SATURDAY: Friday’s rain, snow and wind will clear out just in time for the weekend – expect nothing but sunshine and light winds statewide. Afternoon temperatures will climb near seasonal average for most – 50s, 60s and 70s stretched statewide.
SUNDAY: High pressure building over the Desert Southwest will keep away the rain and snow, but in turn, we’ll get some nice weather to finish the weekend. High temperatures will climb to or even above average for this time of year – Albuquerque-metro area can expect high temperatures to top out in the low 70s. Sunshine will blanket the state and winds will stay fairly light (5-15mph).