Partly sunny, calm winds and a high of 76 in Longmont today

The winds will diminish late Monday night.* Location.Near mountain ridge tops and along desert mountain slopes into adjacent desert areas. Again, snow accumulation is expected to be light. Scattered rain and snow showers will be possible all the way through Tuesday morning. Clearing skies and calming winds will let the temperature slide into the low 30s and upper 20s overnight.

“In addition to the strong winds, heavy rains produced rain totals right in line with earlier forecasts of 1-3”. Winds will be southwest at 5-10 miles per hour. The record low for Tuesday morning is 28, set in 1951.

Temperatures will be slow to warm into the low to mid 60s by the latter part of Sunday afternoon.perfectly normal readings for mid-January! A cold front attached to this system will drop temps 5°-10° Tuesday afternoon. leaving the Albuquerque-metro area in the low 70s. The most vulnerable areas will be prone to getting wet.

There will be another front that approaches Friday, but it’s not almost as strong as the last one and will fall apart as it moves in.

Friday’s partly cloudy weather will give way to a sunny Saturday and a mainly Sunday, and even if only marginally, the weather will also be going up to 22°C.

High cloudiness will be on the way back in Friday and temperatures will be on the increase too. A big warm up is expected on Wednesday with temperatures warming into the 80s. A southwest to northeast oriented band of cloud cover will arrive ahead of the cold front between 7 p.m. and midnight Wednesday night.

FOX4 Weather Forecast: Warming trend ahead