Weather Authority Alert: Scattered showers/ isolated thunderstorms today, highs in the 60s

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A stationary front and an upper low pressure system will increase rain and thunderstorm chances for today.

Yesterday’s backdoor cold front is now a stationary front which means we will see more scattered showers throughout the day, as well as some isolated thunderstorm chances tonight.

We will see a 60% chance of showers throughout the day, especially in our morning and afternoon hours. As of right now it looks like we will see showers kick up around noon, and isolated thunderstorm activity around 7 p.m. especially near Las Cruces.

Keep in mind that if you are in an area that is seeing a thunderstorm you could see strong down burst and damaging winds, small hail, and heavy rain fall.

Temperatures today will also be 20° below normal, which means we will see a 15° drop in our temperatures from yesterday. Forecast highs will be in the low-to-mid 60s.

Winds will be breezy to low end windy as well throughout the day as they come from the eats at 15-25 mph and gusts 30 mph.

We will see these showers and storms throughout the night as well as our rain chance stay increased. Flooding does not seem to be a threat from this system at this time.

Saturday will see drier conditions as well as temperatures in the 70s. Rain and especially thunderstorms do not look to be as apparent on Saturday as our upper low moves to the east.

But this will not be long lived as another upper low will move in from the west on Sunday. This means that we will see more rain and thunderstorm chances.

Showers will kick up around 8 a.m. and we will see them apparent throughout the day. We will see the chance for isolated thunderstorms Sunday, Sunday, night and Monday. Again, you could see strong down burst winds and small hail.

This upper low will also give us a better chance to see locally heavy rainfall.

High pressure will come in to our area on Tuesday. This means we will start to warm and dry up.

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