NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – At the noon hour, we’re already seeing high heat across the state. Some cities east of the Sandias are 90 degrees plus! So, it’s going to be a hot weekend where dry air wins out for most of the state. High temperatures will continue climbing through the weekend as mid to upper 90s will be common in Albuquerque. Triple-digit heat looks likely in the forecast for cities south. Our temperatures will end up around 5-10 degrees above average into early next week.
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The culprit is high pressure moving through New Mexico. This results in much drier air arriving in the mid-levels of the atmosphere. Northern New Mexico stays dry through Tuesday of next week. For the south, we start seeing an uptick of moisture as this high moves east. Moisture begins increasing once again statewide mid to late next week, resulting in scattered daily storms to kick off the second half of the monsoon season.