ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After several days of hit or miss storms, this week could shape up to be another “monsoon roller coaster” for New Mexico, said Sharon Sullivan, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service Albuquerque office.
“We can’t rule out any storms for (Tuesday) afternoon, but they will have less moisture,” Sullivan said.
Albuquerque is expected to hit a high of 97 degrees on Tuesday. Statewide temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal. Storms will be concentrated in northeast New Mexico.
Wildfire smoke from Southern California may drift into New Mexico this week if wind conditions allow.
A weak monsoon plume will begin to affect New Mexico on Wednesday. The Upper Gila region in the southwest corner of the state could see dry thunderstorms with gusty winds.