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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
635 PM MDT FRI APR 18 2014

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NEW MEXICO IS SHIFTING TO THE EAST
TODAY. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE ON ITS HEELS WILL MOVE INTO THE
REGION ON SATURDAY. INCREASING INSTABILITY AND CLOUDS EXPECTED
TODAY AND TONIGHT AS THE DISTURBANCE APPROACHES. SKIES ARE PARTLY
CLOUDY AT THIS TIME WITH ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS STARTING TO DEVELOP
OVER OUR WESTERN COUNTIES. WINDS ARE FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST
AT 10 TO 20 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH. AFTERNOON
HIGHS TODAY RANGED FROM THE LOW TO MID 60S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
TO THE UPPER 60S TO MID 70S ELSEWHERE. SKIES WILL BECOME PARTLY TO
MOSTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WEST SPREADING INTO CENTRAL AREAS. STRONG GUSTY
WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG WITH BLOWING
DUST. SOME SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS TONIGHT
WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE TO TWO INCHES POSSIBLE ABOVE 8500 FEET.
OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S TO LOW 40S IN THE NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN HIGHLANDS TO THE UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S ALONG
THE LOWER RIO GRAND RIVER BASIN AND OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS.

AS THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE GRADUALLY SLIDES EAST INTO NEW MEXICO
SKIES WILL BECOME PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING IN ALL AREAS BY SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. AGAIN STRONG GUSTY
WINDS ARE POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG WITH BLOWING
DUST. AFTERNOON HIGHS SATURDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 50S TO
MID 60S IN THE WESTERN HIGHLANDS AND NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
TO THE LOW TO MID 70S ALONG THE LOWER RIO GRAND RIVER VALLEY AND
ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS. LOWS SATURDAY NIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE
30S TO LOW 40S IN THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND WESTERN HIGHLANDS TO
THE MID 40S TO LOW 50S ELSEWHERE. CONTINUED PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY
SKIES ON SUNDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. IMPROVING
CONDITIONS IN WESTERN AREAS EXPECTED LATE SUNDAY AS THE UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE MOVES EAST OF NEW MEXICO. AFTERNOON HIGHS SUNDAY WILL
RANGE FROM THE MID TO UPPER 60S IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL AREAS TO
THE MID 70S ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS.


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