High winds arrive for final weekend of fiesta

Weather Video Forecast

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A powerful storm, unfortunately, coincided with the last weekend of the Balloon Fiesta, impacting the schedule of events. We’re just starting to see the storm move into New Mexico Saturday evening with some clouds and high wind gusts. East of the northern mountains has taken the brunt of the high winds Saturday, as mountain peaks toppled 60 mph while cities like Taos and Las Vegas ranged between 30-40 mph. A deep trough across Nevada is moving east this weekend bringing some stronger jet stream winds down to the surface through Sunday as temperatures plummet.


Forecast Continues Below


Unfortunately, this doesn’t bode well for the final day of the fiesta either. Our highs will drop a solid 10-20 degrees compared to Saturday. The record heat in Roswell (99 degrees!) will be long gone with fall weather locked in for the week ahead. Monday we catch our breath before an even bigger storm arrives with stronger wind Tuesday. This also will have more moisture with it to produce valley rain and mountain snow.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Video

Now Trending on KRQE.com

New Mexico Hourly Forecasts ⟶

Albuquerque Hourly Forecast

Don't Miss

MORE IN DON'T MISS

Photo Galleries

MORE PHOTO GALLERIES

News Resources - Maps

MORE NEWS RESOURCES