We continue to see a soggy forecast through our weekend especially for western and central New Mexico. Heavier rain fell this afternoon across Santa Fe, Grants, and Silver City. Santa Fe received another 0.37″ of rain at the airport while Farmington picked up 0.34″. All this rain and cloud cover helped to keep temperatures cooler than average across central and western NM. This was not the case for the east as many cities hit in the middle and upper 90s! Carlsbad topped out at 97 degrees.
Our storms continue into Sunday as our area of low pressure moves into Arizona. This means the heaviest of the rain will be moving in that direction. However, there is plenty of moisture left over to supply daily afternoon storms through Tuesday across the central mountains and point west.
Our temperatures will be on the cooler side of average for the weekend but steadily warming back up into next week. We’ll tap into some drier air from the east as well. This means for those eastern plains, we’ll stay hot and relatively drier. Our high temperatures will spring into the 90s once again with this influx of drier air.