Cloud cover has inched into Albuquerque this morning. It still looks like we will get away with some sunshine before we get ready for a cloudy 72 hours. Temperatures are expected to be mild across the state. Spot showers will become more and more frequent today in southern New Mexico. Showers will likely make it to Albuquerque by 8 AM Monday. Monday will be wet and bring scattered thunderstorms.
Cyclogenesis will start on Tuesday evening. As a cold front strikes a sector of warm air of the eastern plains the threat for severe weather increases. Isolated hail will be likely on Tuesday night. The far southeast corner could harbor conditions for an isolated tornado. Meanwhile in the northern mountains, snow elevations have dropped to 7,000’ producing 1-2’ of snow. This late winter storm will have major impacts across the state. Most places will get over a half inch of rain between Monday and Tuesday. This is a storm to monitor especially if you live in the mountains and eastern plains.