ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Go ahead and start loading up the car for that weekend camping trip. Dust off the grill and buy those hot dog and hamburger buns. The Fourth of July on Monday is shaping up to be a sun-spangled day.
There will be rain in some mountain areas Wednesday, showers everywhere in New Mexico except the southeastern plains Thursday, and downpours Friday, setting the stage for a monsoon season that promises to be about average.
The moisture will start to taper off as we move into the weekend.
“Thursday and Friday are looking downright wet for most areas,” said Andy Church, meteorologist with the Albuquerque office of the National Weather Service. “Friday looks like the wettest day, almost soggy. But on Saturday, we start a drying trend with just some scattered showers. The Fourth of July is looking pretty good right now, a very nice day, which is good news for those who want to be outdoors.”