A mostly quiet start to our Monday with morning temperatures in the 20s, 30s and 40s underneath a blanket of high clouds. Our current weather set-up features a strong strong crossing west to east across Colorado on Monday but unfortunately, New Mexico lies on the wrong side of this storm.
Strong winds will rip across the state Monday afternoon with sustained speeds ranging between 25-35mph and gusts up to 70s in the high country. Wind alerts are stretched across the area ahead of Monday’s strong to potentially damaging winds.
The silver lining to this storm will be snow showers in the San Juans of southern Colorado and northern NM. A few inches of snow are possible by Tuesday morning, more likely above 8000ft.
Temperatures will be unseasonably warm Monday afternoon highs topping out in the 50s, 60s and 70s. The warmup will be short-lived, however, as a strong backdoor cold front drops temperatures 20°-30° between Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures will drop below seasonal averages midweek then gradually warm through the upcoming weekend.