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Warm end to the week, hot next week

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 5/29/2014 8:04 pm
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It was another nice day with sunny conditions, a light breeze and near average temperatures. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today (disregard the Snyder morning low reading, it is not a correct).


We will see moisture increase across the area tomorrow leading to more clouds by the afternoon. There is a slight chance for a few showers and weak thunderstorms along the state line in the afternoon but most if not all of the rain will stay across northern New Mexico. Temperatures will be about the same as today and that is what we can expect again on Saturday.

The clouds will clear out at the beginning of next week and temperatures will warm into the mid 90s each afternoon. Right now there are no good signs for any rain in the next seven days.

The updated drought monitor was released today and as you might have expected we did see a good improvement on our drought conditions thanks to all the rain over the weekend. We went from almost all of us being under the Exceptional drought category (maroon in the graphic below) last week, to most of us now being in the Extreme drought category (red in the graphic below) this week. Exceptional drought is the worst category of drought and last week over 25% of the state was under this category while now only 10% of the state is under the Exceptional drought category. While this is good news that we have improved some, we would need three or four more of these type of rain events over the next couple of months to get us completely out of the drought.

I hope you had a great day! Join us tonight on the News at Nine for the latest News, Weather and Sports. Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
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