NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Good Saturday morning everyone! We’re waking up to rather humid conditions thanks to some local heavy rainfall yesterday afternoon and evening. Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, and the northeast heights all saw heavy rain, upwards of one inch, just in time for rush hour. This produced some localized flash flooding on the roads. For the weekend, expect drier air to push from west to east reducing rain coverage. The highest rain will fall over the southern highlands Saturday closer to Ruidoso, Alamogordo, and Silver City. So keep the umbrella handy if you live south. Otherwise, a stray storm is possible far north near Angel Fire and Taos. Highs will slowly climb above average late weekend into next week thanks to drier air/less rain.

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Saturday highs will climb into the middle 80s for the ABQ metro area, lower 80s for Santa Fe, and lower 90s for Roswell. We’re not done with the 90s quite yet as Sunday and Monday will warm into the upper 80s/lower 90s for Albuquerque. But a cold front is lurking for eastern NM beyond this. So our storm chances will trend higher, especially for the southeast corner midweek. Rain coverage will also increase for other parts of the state as the front moves west mid to late week. More monsoon moisture will return to the state late next week after a brief vacation.