Freezing fog and below normal temperatures this morning behind an arctic cold front that moved into the area just before sunset yesterday. Today's forecast highs for SE NM will be in the 50's which will be a few degrees below normal.
Good news for those of you who are tired of winter. A warm-up will commence Friday with most of SE NM seeing the mid-upper 70's on Friday. Saturday's highs will be in the upper 70's to the low 80's. Sunday will see the mid 70's. These readings will be some 15-30 degrees above normal. A few new daily record high temps may be established this weekend especially Saturday over eastern and southeastern New Mexico.
GFS (T1534) 500 MB Forecast.
Valid @ 5 PM MST Wednesday, February 11, 2015.
In keeping on track with the current pattern of a storm about every week to ten days the models are forecasting another cut off upper level low to drop into the Desert Southwest by next Wednesday. So a turn to colder weather and possibly more rain and snow for the state for the middle to end of next week looks to be in order.
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