January 8th 2019 – Temperatures east of I-25 are slightly cooler today thanks to a weak backdoor cool front that has pushed southwest. Temperatures for the Northeast Plains will top out in the 30s and 40s while the Southeast Plains will warm into the 50s. Western NM will see warmer temps compared to Monday with most locations in the 40s and 50s. The Albuquerque-metro will see afternoon highs in the upper-40s. Subtropical moisture will stream into the state allowing for high clouds to increase south of I-40.
Enough moisture moving in from the southwest will give southern NM a shot at light rain Wednesday into Friday. Drier conditions will be found further north until late week. Most of the state will see high temps peak on Thursday afternoon — Albuquerque likely to see temps in the low 50s.
Models (although, still somewhat inconsistent) are showing the potential for more active weather late week into the weekend. This includes a chance for rain and snow by Friday and again on Sunday. Details to come as those storms gets closer.