Heavy rain, severe storm potential Monday & Tuesday

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MONDAY: An incoming storm combining with a cold front will give us active weather to kick off the new work week. This slow-moving low pressure system will bring in plentiful lift and moisture for scattered to widespread showers, thunderstorms and high mountain snow Monday afternoon through Tuesday. There is potential for strong to severe storms in eastern NM — greatest threats: large hail, damaging wind & heavy rain causing localized flooding.

— WINTER STORM WARNING in effect for the higher elevations of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains noontime Monday through Tuesday midnight. Snow accumulation: up to a foot possible above 10,000ft.
— FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect noon through Monday night for parts of north & central New Mexico — including Ute Park & Morris Creek burn scar.

TUESDAY: The mentioned storm system will cross the state allowing more rain & t-storms to develop over the area. Coverage will likely be widespread to numerous by Tuesday afternoon. Breezy to windy conditions will also stick around for another day. Afternoon temps will be coolest on Tuesday with highs below seasonal normal statewide — Albuquerque: 65°. 

WEDNESDAY: Leftover moisture will allow a few spotty showers to linger on Wednesday before clearing out late day. In general, Wednesday will be the start of this week’s transition to warmer and drier weather.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and above average temps will take us into the later half of the week. The weather pattern will stay quiet with no big weather maker expected between Thursday and the weekend.

Stay up-to-date with the KRQE Weather team for the latest on this storm.

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