Valid At 6 PM MDT This Afternoon.
Valid At 10 PM MDT This Evening.
Valid At 6 AM MDT Sunday.
An upper-level trough of low pressure will swing across New Mexico today and tonight. As it does so a cold front will sweep across the state behind it, while the dry line fires up across the eastern and southeastern plains this afternoon and evening.
Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to break out this afternoon across the local area and move eastward into west Texas tonight. Some of these thunderstorms will have to potential to become strong, perhaps even severe, and produce strong gusty winds, hail, and locally heavy rainfall. Some local rainfall totals may exceed an inch.
Severe thunderstorms are forecast across parts of west Texas this afternoon and evening. There will also be a slight risk of tornadoes.
Colder air will invade the state behind the cold front tonight into the weekend. A Freeze Watch has been issued for parts of northern New Mexico for late tonight through Saturday morning.
By sunrise Sunday morning much of southeastern New Mexico should see our low temperatures dipping down into the 40's. Our highs on Saturday are expected to be in the 70's.
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