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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
712 PM MDT THU APR 17 2014

LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWED SKIES BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY ACROSS
ALL AREAS BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON. AFTERNOON HIGHS TODAY RANGED FROM
THE 50S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND THE NORTHEAST PLAINS TO THE
MID TO UPPER 60S IN MOST OTHER AREAS. HIGHS ALONG THE LOWER RIO
GRAND RIVER BASIN AND THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST PLAINS REACHED THE LOW
TO MID 70S. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE IS MOVING INTO NEW MEXICO FROM
THE WEST AND WILL BRING MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT WITH OVERNIGHT
LOWS RANGING FROM THE UPPER 20S OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TO THE
MID 30S TO LOWER 40S OVER MOST OTHER AREAS. LOWS ALONG THE LOWER
RIO GRAND RIVER BASIN AND OVER THE EXTREME SOUTHEAST PLAINS WILL
DROP INTO THE LOW TO MID 40S.

SKIES WILL START OUT MOSTLY SUNNY FRIDAY MORNING WITH A CHANCE FOR
SOME PATCHY EARLY MORNING FOG OVER THE EXTREME EASTERN PLAINS. THE
RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT TO THE
EAST ON FRIDAY WITH AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE EXPECTED TO MOVE
INTO THE REGION BY SATURDAY. INCREASING INSTABILITY AND CLOUDS ARE
IN STORE AS THE DISTURBANCE APPROACHES. SKIES WILL BECOME PARTLY
CLOUDY BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING IN THE WEST AND THEN MOVING EAST INTO CENTRAL AREAS BY
EVENING. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS AND IN AND
AROUND ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. AFTERNOON HIGHS FRIDAY WILL BE
WARMER RANGING FROM THE LOW TO MID 60S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
TO THE UPPER 60S TO MID 70S ELSEWHERE. HIGHS ALONG THE LOWER RIO
GRAND RIVER BASIN WILL REACH THE UPPER 70S. PARTLY TO MOSTLY
CLOUDY SKIES ARE IN STORE FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY WITH A
CHANCE FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN ALL
AREAS. HIGHER ELEVATIONS IN THE NORTH WILL SEE A CHANCE OF
ACCUMULATING SNOW OF ONE TO TWO INCHES FRIDAY NIGHT. LOWS FRIDAY
NIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND
WESTERN HIGHLANDS TO THE MID 40S TO LOW 50S OVER THE EASTERN
PLAINS. AFTERNOON HIGHS ON SATURDAY WILL BE COOLER IN THE WEST.


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