REMINDER: Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2am. Remember to turn your clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night!
If you’re a fan of the warm weather, you’ll have one more day to enjoy before a cool down sweeps the state. The westerly flow that has dominated our weather over the past several days will hold on for Saturday, allowing for one of the warmest days we’ve seen so far this year.
That all comes to an end as a back door cold front sweeps the state Saturday night. Winds will crank up across New Mexico late Saturday as a storm system passes to the north. That storm system drops in the cold front for Sunday. Temperatures will fall anywhere from 10° – 30° between Saturday and Sunday. A storm system will combine with the cold front Sunday, allowing for a good shot a rain and high elevation snow Sunday and Sunday night. The best shot at showers will be across the western two thirds of the state.
The storm system clears out early next week as a weak ridge of high pressure builds in. Expect a mix of sun and clouds throughout much of next week with moderating temperatures. Long range models indicate the active pattern resuming next weekend with another shot at showers and gusty winds.