NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Friday morning is dry and hazy, but the wildfire smoke (from the Pacific Northwest) should lighten up a bit during the afternoon. A system crossing the Rockies and Plains today will bring an uptick in moisture to New Mexico. Scattered showers and storms will be possible in the west and Gila mountains, even some showers are likely in the Four Corners lower elevations. Isolated storms will move eastward into the northern mountains, Rio Grande Valley, central and northeast highlands and eastern plains Friday afternoon and evening. The driest part of the state will be the far east and southeast plains.
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On Saturday, drier air moves in, and moisture stays in southern New Mexico. This will keep areas around and north of I-40 dry and sunny. Meanwhile, scattered showers and storms will be possible south of I-40 in the morning for the southeast, and the afternoon and evening for the rest of the area. Sunday will be a bit drier, with isolated storms in the mountains south of I-40, and another dry day for the northern half of New Mexico and southern Colorado. Temperatures will be heating up through Sunday, with warmer than normal and even near-record heat.