NEW MEXICO (KRQE) –  On Monday we’ll see mostly sunny skies and very warm temperatures, especially east of the mountains. Highs will be within a couple of degrees or right on par with record highs for places like Roswell, Tucumcari, and Las Vegas.

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Overall, Monday will be the calmest day of the week before the stronger winds arrive Tuesday. We’ll see wind gusts get back up to 25-35+ mph midweek. This will signal a big weather pattern change. A powerful cold front will cross the state Wednesday bringing us back to reality. We’ll lose 15-25 degrees by Thursday statewide! However, we stay dry once again through this storm. No rain is in sight for the foreseeable future.