An active pattern of weather is ahead for New Mexico this week with two storm systems that will bring a couple of rounds of rain and mountain snow.
Before these storm systems move in, Monday will start off on the warm and pleasant note for the week. Partly sunny skies, warm temps and breezy conditions will greet you heading out the door back to work or school on Monday.
The break will be short-lived as another storm system closes in on New Mexico for tomorrow night into Tuesday.
The exact track and the amount of moisture with this first storm system is still uncertain. At this point, it looks like the Northern Mountains and Northeast will be favored for the heavier snow and rain.
Albuquerque will have a shot at rain both Tuesday and Wednesday. But, accumulations look to be fairly light for the metro. Rainfall amounts could range from 0.10″-0.20″. The Northeast could see 0.25″-0.50″ of rain in the lower elevations with 5-10″ of snow in the higher elevations above 8500 feet in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The San Juans and Jemez mountains will pick up lighter snow totals. Right now, it looks like these mountains will pick up 3-7″ for the middle of the week.
Not only will showers be on the increase for Tuesday and Wednesday, but temperatures will also take a dip to cooler than normal highs for the middle of the week.
Thursday will feature more sunshine and warmer temperatures before another storm system rolls in on Friday. This storm system will bring another shot of rain and high mountain snow for week’s end into Saturday.