This week’s highs will keep rising, making much of New Mexico seem more like spring. There’s a good risk of widespread rain and snow this week due to a storm system.
Another gorgeous day in New Mexico Highs on Tuesday afternoon are once again above average for the end of January. Tonight, a few sporadic showers will form across southwest New Mexico, and by early Wednesday morning, some may potentially reach as far north as the Albuquerque Metro. Wednesday afternoon will see mostly bright skies along with another wave of sporadic showers in the afternoon and evening.
A strong storm system is expected to move in Thursday afternoon, making Thursday the warmest day in the state. By late Thursday afternoon, rain and mountain snow will begin to move into western New Mexico. They will then extend throughout the state Thursday night and into Friday. Additionally, a cold front is expected to move through the state on Friday. Rainfall is expected to be widespread at the lower altitudes over the western half of New Mexico, with the likelihood of rain decreasing towards the east. It could snow a lot in the mountains on Friday, especially in the northern ones. Isolated rain and snow showers may persist into Saturday afternoon, with snow levels temporarily falling to as low as 5,000 feet early on Saturday morning. With this storm system, winds will also increase starting on Friday. Saturday is predicted to be the windiest day, with widespread gusts reaching and above 45 mph. On Saturday, the temperature will likewise be significantly lower.
On Sunday, the weather becomes calmer again as the warming trend begins. Early next week, highs will rise above average once more, and Tuesday will see calm weather. Beginning in the middle of the following week, another storm is predicted to come into New Mexico, bringing with it the possibility of heavy rain and snowfall.