NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – First the high heat this afternoon and now the storms are arriving. High temps soared into the triple digits across both eastern and southern NM. But now, finally, the metro is seeing some rain after a 12-day break (at the Sunport, officially). Expect some locally heavy downpours throughout the evening with the flash flooding mainly confined to the mountains. So pack the umbrella tonight if you’re going out. Some areas in the mountains have already picked up 1-2″ of rain with more to come this evening before tapering off overnight. The rain then focuses into western NM Sunday afternoon as the central and east have mainly dry and hot days with highs in the lower 100s for Tucumcari and Roswell! The ABQ metro will break into the middle 90s once again with an extreme UV index.

Forecast continues below

Forecast Continues Below

Come Monday, we’ll see a rather strong backdoor front push through the northeast bringing much higher humidity and cooler temps especially east of the mountains. We’ll also see widespread showers and storms for most of NM. This will allow highs to cool a few degrees below average before we heat back up into middle of next week. Our ridge of high pressure will limit the coverage of PM showers and storms to the mountain zones once again.