NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – We will see the best chance for storms on the east side of the state Wednesday, thanks to an upper-level disturbance moving through northeast New Mexico. Storms will develop in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, central mountains, Johnson and Bartlett Mesas, and the Sacramento Mountains Wednesday afternoon, moving southeast during the afternoon and evening. Flash flooding will be possible, especially for burn scars, small rivers and streams, washes and arroyos. The west half of the state will be drier, with only a low chance for isolated storms in the Metro/middle Rio Grande Valley, lower Rio Grande Valley and Gila.
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The upper-level disturbance will exit New Mexico tonight, and high pressure will move closer to the state. Drier air will move in, and temperatures will warm up for the end of the workweek. Temperatures will soar above average into the mid to upper 90s for many this weekend.