Kristen’s Thursday Morning Forecast

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THURSDAY: Wednesday’s storm system continues to push south (circling over northern Mexico as of early Thursday morning) leaving behind mostly clear skies and cold temperatures over the Land of Enchantment. Morning temperatures in the teens, 20s & 30s will climb well into the 50s and 60s across most of New Mexico – a touch cooler than average over the Eastern Plains. Plenty of sunshine and light winds can be expected area-wide. Overnight lows will fall to the 20s and 30s again tonight into Friday morning.

FRIDAY: Back to “spring-like” temps! Afternoon highs will jump well above the average – majority of central and southern NM warming into the 60s with clear, sunny conditions state-wide. Winds will stay light, 5-15mph, through the day. Overnight lows will be only a touch warmer – majority of the area bottoming out in the 20s and 30s.

VALENTINE’S DAY: Temperatures will continue to climb Saturday afternoon with plenty of sunshine to go around. Expect afternoon highs to be 10-15 degrees above average – 50s & 60s (even a few 70s!) making for a great afternoon to be outside with your loved one.

SUNDAY: A weak front will move in late Saturday into Sunday. Expect temperatures to cool 10-15 degrees over the Eastern Plains with only a minor cool down expected for central and western NM. We will not see any significant rain or snow with this front.

NEXT WEEK: Another cold front will allow cold Canadian air to spill in over the state late Monday night into Tuesday – expect high temperatures to make a dramatic drop (most of us shaving +20 degrees off afternoon temps). A storm system will also make its way south and east, colliding with the westward-bound front. The combination of the storm and front will give way to the possibility of state-wide rain and snow Tuesday afternoon.

Stay with the KRQE Weather Team for updates.

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