Shown in the image below from this morning, a upper level low streaming Pacific Moisture across the desert southwest. As system pushes east the coverage of rain and snow increases across the 4-corners region. Then brings the rain (no snow) into our area with showers and storms through early Saturday.
TODAY: Another mild afternoon with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. West-southwest wind will stay light 10-15mph. Cloud cover will increase with some light showers moving out of New Mexico and far west Texas into part of our area during the afternoon hours. Not much in precipitation is expected with this rain.
A cold front pushes into our area bringing a little stronger easterly wind 10-18mph tonight with temperatures not moving much tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures during the day will range in the upper 40s to lower 60s. The front also helping to lift the moisture with more of a wide spread light to at times moderate rain through early Friday. Storms are expected to develop in eastern New Mexico and look to be strong to severe as they push into our area later Friday. Another round of storms overnight Friday as the upper level system start to clear West Texas. Storm Prediction Center 2-day outlook showing better chance for severe storms to our west from this activity.
WEEKEND: We clear out of the clouds and precipitation for Saturday with highs climbing to the low 70s. Clouds and the chance for more showers and storms quickly return into Sunday. Long range models are in disagreement for now with temperatures for Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: Active weather looks to continue into next week with our area wedged between a ridge of high pressure in the Gulf and another upper level low digging across the west coast. This leaves us with the stream of Pacific moisture and the chance for more showers and storms. Highs look to return to the 60s and 70s with lows in the 40s.
Have a great Thursday! Matt with the next updated forecast tonight on the News at Nine.