Off we go to a less-traveled to state in our forecasting universe, New Mexico! Fun fact, the Continental Divide enters Mexico through New Mexico! Now go wow your buddies at trivia night with that tidbit.
At 753pm MST, the temperature at Farmington, NM was 58 degrees under fair skies. A low pressure system is working its way through the Southwestern US right now, bringing rain and mountain snows from WY down to Central/Southern CA. It will slowly work its way into the Four Corners region on Saturday, with perhaps a couple of light showers making their way into NW New Mexico during the evening hours. There’s a better chance of rain shower activity on Sunday as it pushes further east, but the bulk of activity will continue to get held up a bit to the north and west of Farmington. The system itself will probably linger in the region for a bit as it gets cutoff along the US/Mexico border and strong high pressure takes hold over the Central US. Might not be the best weekend to be outside, but it won’t be a washout by any means.
Saturday: Cloudy, possible late evening showers. High 63, Low 39.
Sunday: Rain showers possible through early evening. High 54, Low 36.
TWC: Saturday: Cloudy. High 62, Low 40.
Sunday: Morning rain showers. High 55, Low 38.
AW: Saturday: Periods of clouds and sun. High 62, Low 42.
Sunday: Morning showers, cloudy, cooler. High 55, Low 39.
NWS: Saturday: Slight chance of rain. High 61, Low 38.
Sunday: chance of rain. High 56, Low 37.
WB: Saturday: Chance of rain. High 61, Low 43.
Sunday: Chance of storms. High 54, Low 40.
WN: Saturday: Cloudy with chance of light rain. High 61, Low 37.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High 55, Low 37.
FIO: Saturday: Light rain starting in the evening. High 62, Low 40.
Sunday: Light rain until afternoon. High 54, Low 39.
Here we see the stream of clouds associated with the jet stream and related front underneath. This activity will push further over the Four Corners region as the weekend progresses.