NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – We’re waking up to a rather chilly Sunday morning with temps in the lower 40s. But we’ll warm rapidly again once that sun gets a little higher. Today will be the warmest and driest day in the forecast as highs contend with the upper 70s in the metro area and 80s south.
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Then this evening, some clouds increase from the west as a strong backdoor cold front arrives from the northeast. Look for very gusty winds ranging from 40-50 mph across eastern NM overnight. This will begin our weather pattern change to a more cloudy, seasonal pattern. Rain chances begin to appear by Tuesday for the northern mountains as well as the eastern plains. Next weekend looks even cooler and wetter as a stronger storm could potentially give us some relief from the extreme dryness.