Kristen’s Tuesday Morning Forecast

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TUESDAY: A cooler day on tap with afternoon highs in the 60s, 70s and 80s (fewer 80s and 90s compared to Monday). A mostly to partly sunny sky will blanket the state with breezy to windy conditions expected by Tuesday afternoon. The big focus will be the risk of strong to severe storms in northeast NM as a dry-line + cold front will give us the right ingredients to see hail, wind and isolated tornadoes. The dangerous storms are likely to fire east (outside of statelines) in Texas… but it’s possible a few spot storms get going in areas near Union County. Be sure to stay weather aware if in the area.

WEDNESDAY: A Pacific storm arriving from the west will cross the state late Tuesday and through the day Wednesday. This storm will provide enough lift and moisture to spread scattered storms and showers over northern, western and central NM. Cooler air filling in behind the front will allow a mix of rain and snow in the higher elevations of northern NM (snow possible +9000ft). Afternooon temps will continue to drop with Albuquerque near 70° Wednesday afternoon, cooler than average for this time of  year.

THURSDAY: Even cooler temps will overtake the state Thursday afternoon with most of us now below average for this time of year (Albuquerque: 67°). Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue Thursday as moisture + lift linger over NM.

FRIDAY: Scattered to widespread showers are likely Friday, with trends still on track to make the last day of the work week the wettest day of the week! Afternoon temps will bottom out in the low 60s which leaves the ABQ-metro close to 15° below normal by May standards.

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