WEDNESDAY: Afternoon temperatures will be a touch warmer throughout western and central NM with areas in and along the Rio Grande Valley expected to stretch well into the 70s. More sunshine will settle in over the state with only a slight chance for spot storms over southeastern NM and higher elevations of the Northern Mountains. Winds will crank up late tonight as a cold front continues to push east against the Central Mountains.
THURSDAY: Scattered storms and showers are likely through the day Thursday into the evening hours — favorable for areas east of the Central Mountains towards the TX/NM stateline. Gusty east canyon winds can be expected in the Albuquerque-metro area with a chance for a few spotty storms by late day. Afternoon temperatures will be a touch cooler with most areas looking at a 5-10 degree cool off.
FRIDAY: Afternoon temperatures will rebound 1-4 degrees with mostly sunny conditions building back in over the area. Lingering moisture and lift will likely give way to a handful of storms Friday afternoon – favorable for those east of the Central Mountains. Winds will continue to be talker with sustained speeds ranging from 15-25mph.