Kristen’s Wednesday Morning Forecast

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WEDNESDAY: Light to moderate rain showers will continue pushing north-northeast across central NM this morning. Cloud cover will accompany these showers and will likely stick around through the day with only a few breaks. Given the current monsoon set-up (low out west, high parked east), moisture from what was formerly Tropical Storm Javier will help fuel more widespread storms. These storms and showers are likely to re-develop late day – favoring the western 2/3rds of the state. (There is slight concern that this morning’s cloud cover will limit instability, and furthermore, limit this afternoon’s storm chances… but at this moment, it is still likely storms will overcome this limitation.) Top threat with any developed storm will be localized flooding – a FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for western and central NM beginning 6AM and continuing through the rest of the day. Afternoon temperatures will climb into the 70s, 80s and 90s – slightly cooler than recent days.

THURSDAY: More storms and showers are expected through the first half of the day before drier air works in. As tropical storm remnants push out of the state, spotty to scattered showers will follow favoring the higher terrain and portions of eastern NM. Afternoon temperatures will be at to just below average for this time of year.

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