Moisture streaming in from the west will keep cloud cover around throughout the day today. Ahead of our next storm, strong winds combining with dry conditions & warm temperatures will raise the fire danger over east-central and northeast NM. A RED FLAG WARNING is in effect until 7PM Wednesday for this region. Winds are expected to strengthen overnight with gusts up to 50-60mph in the Sangre De Crisot Mtns east into the Plains beginning overnight into Thursday morning. This will continue the fire danger for Thursday east of the central mountains.
Light snow & rain will begin to breakout this evening across the four corners & northern mountains. Expect these showers to spread further east and south overnight into Thursday. Thursday will be another active weather day in New Mexico with breezy to windy conditions continuing into the day. Rain and high mountain snow (+8000ft) showers will continue to favor northern and western NM. Accumulating snowfall could reach 2′ for the higher elevations of the San Juan Mountains by the time this storm clears Friday.
Temperatures will not move much this week as highs stay near to above seasonal averages. A big cool down is in store by the weekend with more chances for snow across the north.