NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Heavy rain continues across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and over the higher spots in Socorro County. These areas with a flash flood warning collected an additional 2-3″ of rain. The ABQ metro this evening is also picking up a storm over the west side but is weakening as it moves east. Showers will fade a little quicker this evening compared to last night. Meanwhile, hotter temperatures returned to parts of the state with Roswell reaching triple digits again. Santa Fe reached the lower 80s and the RGV reached into the upper 80s. Our temperatures will continue climbing over the next few days as some drier air arrives. Albuquerque will see its first 90° high-temperature Monday in nearly a week with some scattered late showers and storms arriving over north-central New Mexico.

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We’ll catch some of that drier air for a few days before tapping into more moisture mid to late week as another backdoor front arrives. This means additional flash flooding likely over the Calf Canyon burn scar. So expect more widespread storms across northern NM into next weekend with less rain coverage in the valleys. But early August is when the monsoon moisture typically peaks, so we’ll have plenty of storms to track over the next week.