THURSDAY: A chilly start to our day with most of the region waking up to 20s & 30s under a mostly clear sky. High clouds will continue to pass over Southern Colorado and New Mexico through the day, although, temperatures will not be hurt. Expect afternoon highs to be similar to yesterday, with most of us even looking at a 2-4 degree jump. The only exception to today’s warm-up will be the Southeastern Plains as Wednesday’s cold front will allow cool air to sink south this afternoon. A bit more cloud cover can be expected over the Northwest Plateau but enough sunshine will keep temperatures well above the average. Winds will be a touch breezy over the southeastern corner of the state (10-20+ mph) with winds relaxing over the east-central and northeast. Overnight lows will once again fall into the 20s and 30s making for another cold start tomorrow.
FRIDAY: Temperatures will make a nice recovery state-wide with most of us a good +15 degrees above average. High pressure will keep away the rain and snow for yet another day with sunshine dominating across the region.
WEEKEND: Areas east of the Central Mountains have the chance to tie or even surpass a few standing records as afternoon highs soar into the 70s and 80s. Although not as warm as the Plains, the remainder of the state can still expect a comfortable weekend with western and central NM looking at 50s and 60s both Friday & Saturday. Warm temps paired with mostly sunny skies… needless to say, you’re going to want to make some outdoor plans this weekend!