Much drier and hotter weekend on tap

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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – It’ll be a much different weekend than the last several around here. We’re not expecting widespread storms across the state due to drier air arriving from the north.

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Unfortunately, the smoke and haze from some wildfires will also be in that drier air. So, expect some reduced air quality and even visibility – possible especially in the northern part of the state. Otherwise, we’ll see a very hot weekend statewide with many areas breaking 90 degrees and some spots far south contending with triple digits! These will be the hottest temps in about a month and the driest air in almost two months!

Our rain chances look to return by the middle of next week from south to north. North of I-40 stays mainly dry until Wednesday-Thursday afternoon while southern New Mexico sees moisture increase beginning Monday. Nonetheless, this will kick off the second half of our monsoon season after a brief intermission.

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