MONDAY: Expect afternoon temperatures to be similar to what was felt Sunday – majority of the state in the 70s and 80s (a few 90s found near the eastern stateline). Spotty to scattered showers are possible in areas within the high country (north, southwest & central NM) and over the Eastern Plains, although, a total washout is not expected. Skies will likely stay dry across northwest and most of central NM. We’ll keep an eye out for the possibility of a few storms to turn strong to severe this afternoon. Unfortunately, the winds will be more of a factor in our Labor Day forecast with sustained speeds reaching 15-25mph by late day.
LOOKING AHEAD: Tropical Storm Newton now spinning off the west coast of Mexico will continue to trek north over the next 48 hours. Moisture being pulled north from this system will help fuel scattered to widespread showers and storms Tuesday into Wednesday. Rain chances will get a possible “reboot” Thursday into Friday as the remnants of this storm are expected to at least near (if not, pass overhead) our state. Heavy rain will increase concerns of localized flooding – especially in and around drainage areas, low-lying areas and burn scars. Given the active weather pattern, be sure to keep it on KRQE for updates.