We’ll finish off the work week with afternoon highs well above average with most of us topping out in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Like we’ve seen over the last several afternoons, sunshine and high clouds will stretch across the sky Friday… but no chance for rain or snow.
Saturday’s focus will be the uptick in winds across the state. Breezy to windy conditions out of the west/northwest will reach 15-25mph sustained / gusting to 35mph. Clouds will be on the increase late Saturday across western NM with the potential for a few spot showers late Saturday night into Sunday.
The increase in Pacific moisture will be enough for a handful of showers to develop… but not quite enough for a statewide rain event. Expect spotty to scattered high mountain snow and low elevation rain to favor western and central NM on Sunday.
Not everyone will see rain… but the drop in temperatures behind an incoming cold front will be felt statewide on Sunday. Expect highs to drop ~5° for those within southern Colorado… and up to 25° for those in the Eastern Plains.
A drying trend will get underway by early next week with warmer temperatures to follow.