NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – More storm clouds marched their way through the state this afternoon with heavier rain setting up once again west and north of Albuquerque. The heavier rain bands dropped another 0.50-1″ of rain for the northern mountains with some isolated flash flooding again. Even parts of eastern NM are seeing some isolated storms fire up with the higher dew points. Overall, showers will diminish through the evening as we transition to mainly cloudy skies tonight. Lows will be quite mild with all the moisture. For our Independence Day, we’ll start to see the main plume of moisture pushing eastward. This gives the RGV a much better chance to see scattered storms. These will exit the metro later in the evening just in time for the fireworks.

Forecast continues below

Forecast Continues Below

High temperatures will hover in the upper 80s to around 90° for Albuquerque/Rio Rancho early this week. Southern NM will have hotter temps in the middle 90s with more PM mountain storms. After a lull in the storms across central New Mexico midweek, we’ll see a slight uptick late week into next weekend. But high temperatures will be trending higher as a ridge of high-pressure inches closer to the state. So expect finally near-average temperatures in the lower 90s for the central, upper 90s south, and middle 80s north.