Drier air moves in through early next week

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Grant's Friday Night Forecast

Rain is moving out of New Mexico tonight, giving way to a quieter and drier weekend statewide. Fog could play a factor in the first morning of Balloon Fiesta Saturday.

The storm system that brought widespread, heavy rain and mountain snow to New Mexico is making its way out of the state tonight. Rain will be wrapping up across central and eastern parts of the state this evening through the early overnight hours. With all the recent rain, calm winds, and clear skies that will develop overnight, fog may develop along the Rio Grande Valley by Saturday morning. If fog does develop, this will likely impact Balloon Fiesta Park. It will mix out once the sun comes over the mountains.

Drier air and quieter weather will be moving into New Mexico this weekend, this should set up for a perfect first weekend of Balloon Fiesta, outside of the potential for fog Saturday morning. A couple spotty showers will be possible over the northern mountains. Afternoon highs will slowly warm, but continue to stay below average for this time of year.

Another storm system will approach New Mexico next Tuesday. This will bring a tap of monsoon moisture into the state and bring back rain chances Tuesday and Wednesday.

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