Unusually hot weather will dominate the area through the holiday weekend with Labor Day expected to experience widespread near record or record heat.
Dry today. Warmer than normal east but cooler than average west. Gusty west winds in the afternoon.
Low-level moisture will be decreasing, but enough will linger to allow for isolated storms to form again today, favoring northeast as well as southern NM.
Showers and thunderstorms will once again favor eastern NM. A few of these storms may become strong to severe across the northeast with large hail and damaging winds. Temperatures will be near to slightly above normal.
Another round of shower and thunderstorm activity is expected with the best chances along and east of the central mountain chain. Isolated storms will be possible west of the central mountain chain as well, but will be dry with gusty winds and little rainfall.
Severe weather will be possible again on Wednesday across much of eastern New Mexico. Once again, large hail and damaging winds will be the main concerns.
Temperatures will be cooler across the plains thanks to a cold front that moved through last night. Another round of thunderstorms is expected, generally favoring areas along and east of the central mountain chain. A few storms will also be possible in the Rio Grande Valley as well. Some storms may become severe with large hail and damaging winds.
Hot today most areas except northeast and east-central portions with a backdoor cold front resulting in afternoon and evening thunderstorms that will likely become strong to severe.
Sunny west and central with high temperatures near average for mid to late June. Mostly to partly cloudy east with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
With a ridge of high pressure over NM, today will feature lots of sunshine, mostly gentle breezes and hot temperatures. Highs will be well above normal and approach or reach record highs in many locations. Courtesy/NWS.