NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – High pressure will keep near record heat around all week long.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect for areas east of the central mountain chain from Santa Fe south to near Carrizozo through 6 this evening. A combination of breezy winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures are contributing to critical fire danger in this area. Winds are expected to die down tonight.
High pressure will move over New Mexico Tuesday afternoon keeping near record heat in place. A weak backdoor cold front will move across the state tonight, but will only drop temperatures a degree or two tomorrow afternoon versus today. The warm weather will stick around all week long with dry conditions.
A storm system approaches the state this weekend, sending a strong cold front through on Sunday and bringing strong winds with it. It may also bring a chance for rain and snow to parts of northern New Mexico Sunday.