Near record heat will continue across New Mexico today. High temperatures will be 15°-25° warmer than average for portions of the state. Albuquerque could break into the lower 90s today and flirt with the record high temperature of 93° that was set in 2000. Southeast New Mexico will continue to feel the triple digit heat with Roswell also challenging a record high of 104°.
The heat will continue for Friday, but the winds will start to come up to close out the week. Breezy to windy conditions, dry weather and warmer than average temperatures will raise the fire danger for the end of the week and the weekend. Red Flag Warnings are up for most of the state. So outdoor burning is not recommended.
Temperatures will come down some over the weekend, but they will remain 10°-15° warmer than normal. A weak cold front will start to edge into eastern New Mexico on Sunday. This front will drop temperatures by a few degrees across northeast NM for the start of next week.