TUESDAY: Mild and quiet to start the day with morning temperatures in the 50s, 60s and 70s under a mostly clear sky (a bit more cloud cover blanketing the eastern half of NM). We’ll start the day with plenty of sunshine before clouds begin building over the mountain areas this afternoon. Spotty to scattered storms will again favor the Northern Mountains and Northeast Plains – similar to what unfolded on Monday afternoon. A handful of these storms have the potential to turn strong to severe – threats: hail, strong winds, frequent lightning, and an isolated tornado possible. The heat will be the big issue for most of us as we look to top out in the 70s, 80s and 90s statewide – even a few 100s found across southwest and south-central NM.
WEDNESDAY: Fewer storms and more heat will be the case as we hit midweek. Spot storms will still be possible over the Northern Mountains, although, coverage will be limited. Afternoon temperatures will once again top out in the 70s, and 80s across northern NM while central and southern areas climb into the 80s, 90s and low 100s.
LATE WEEK: Increasing moisture ahead of our next Pacific storm will mean more widespread rain chances to finish the work week and start the weekend. This will also allow temperatures to fall a few degrees… but still remain above average for this time of year. Details to come as we get closer to the weekend.