A windy day with cooler temperatures is ahead for New Mexico.
A storm system will drag in a pair of cold fronts to western and eastern New Mexico this afternoon. These cold fronts will crank up the wind today with gusts up to 40 mph in many spots. The strongest winds will be found across the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. This is where Wind Advisories are up for 50 mph wind gusts today.
A few spot rain and snow showers could develop across northern New Mexico later this afternoon, but the main focus for snow will be in the San Juans of southern Colorado. Spots just north of Durango could pick up 3-6″ with 10″ possible in the higher peaks from this morning into tonight.
Behind the cold front, there will be less wind and chilly temperatures for Friday afternoon. High temperatures tomorrow will fall back to seasonably chilly temps or slightly colder than normal to close out the week. Temperatures then quickly rebound across the state on Saturday with milder than average temperatures to begin the holiday weekend.
On Sunday, another cold front will kick up the wind across the east and drop temperatures slightly for Christmas Eve. Christmas Day will be dry and warmer than average.