High winds along with moisture returns to New Mexico

Warm weather will stick around through the holiday weekend across much of the state. High winds along with low humidity values will keep a high fire danger in eastern New Mexico through Sunday. The strongest winds will be Sunday afternoon with widespread wind gusts as high as 45 to 60 mph. A cold front starts moving in from the west late Sunday afternoon bringing scattered showers and snow, along with colder temperatures. The front will move east across the state through Sunday night into Monday morning. Scattered rain and snow showers will continue through the day Monday with cooler temperatures across the state. Isolated rain and snow showers will stick around Tuesday as a backdoor cold front moves through the eastern half of the state.

Drier weather returns Wednesday. A warming trend will also begin Wednesday that will bring highs back up to normal for this time of year by next Thursday.

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