Grant’s Friday Night Forecast
Severe storms developed in the eastern half of New Mexico Friday afternoon. These thunderstorms will move east through the evening before dissipating early this evening.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms developed along and to the east of the central mountain range Friday afternoon. A few of these storms have turned violent, with large hail and damaging winds being the biggest threats. These storms will continue to push eastward through tonight, eventually clearing out of eastern New Mexico around 10 p.m. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the eastern half of the state until 10 p.m.
Drier air will move into New Mexico this weekend with westerly winds. Winds will be relatively light compared to recent times, but some windy conditions will be possible in the afternoon. The westerly wind and dry air will also bring much warmer temperatures early next week, with high temperatures above average for early July.
A series of backdoor cold fronts will regularly reintroduce low level moisture to the central and eastern portions of the state Monday through midweek. Canyon winds will likely be Wednesday and Thursday as cold fronts push west, bringing with them increased humidity. Very similar to this week, this increase in lower level humidity will help bring the chance of rain back to central and eastern portions of New Mexico. Drier air looks set to return next Friday, and with that some of the warmest weather we’ve seen so far this year.