WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON: A storm is moving across southern Colorado today, which is responsible for the high winds across New Mexico. Expect sustained winds to range between 25-40 mph with gusts from 50-80 mph (strongest winds east of the central mountains). The winds, paired with low relative humidity, will increase the fire danger across NM. RED FLAG WARNING is in effect for southern and eastern NM.
There is the chance for scattered precipitation, which will favor the northwest, north-central NM and southern CO (minor accumulations possible: 1″-3″ above 8000ft). Temps will fall 20°-30° as a cold front rushes through the state.
THURSDAY: The cold front will have pushed through all of NM and temps will be well below average. Widespread 40s, 50s and 60s. A backdoor cold front will push into the NE, which may create a few light snow showers for the east slopes and NE. The majority of NM will remain dry. Winds will die down a notch but breezy conditions are still expected.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: The next big weather maker will make its arrival on Friday into the start of the weekend. The storm will track south, which should result in better rain and snow chances across NM. More details to come.