Christopher’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

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TUESDAY AFTERNOON: A very warm afternoon is in store today. Temps will top out in the 70s, 80s and 90s (some areas in the southeast will near 100). The metro should get into the mid-80s. Strong west/southwest winds will reach 15-25mph (with higher gusts) this afternoon. These strong winds combined with dry conditions (relative humidity <15%) will raise fire concerns across NM (RED FLAG WARNING through 9PM). 

WEDNESDAY: A storm moving into Colorado will create scattered rain and high mountain snow on Wednesday (light accumulations). A passing rain shower is possible for the metro. The big threat with this storm are the winds. Sustained winds of +30mph in the Rio Grande Valley with gusts 50-65mph across eastern NM are likely. A Pacific cold front will also push into the state. Temps will drop 20°-30°. 

THURSDAY: Another day of strong winds and cool temps can be expected Thursday as the storm moving across Colorado (on Wednesday) moves into Kansas and deepends. Afternoon highs will struggle to reach 60° in the metro. 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: A stronger storm will move into New Mexico during this timeframe, bringing rain, snow, gusty winds and cooler temps.

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