THURSDAY: With plenty of moisture streaming into the state and a few disturbances headed our way, the set-up looks near-perfect to see widespread showers and storms. Scattered rain activity will be likely this morning through late day – even picking up a touch overnight. A cold front moving in from the northeast will also help keep showers going while providing enough lift to get snow showers to develop over the high country. Snow accumulations will be significant for areas above 8500ft as anywhere from 6-12+inches is possible. Although we love and definitely need the moisture, it’ll come at a cost. Temperatures will be down 5-10 degrees from Wednesday afternoon – most of the state only warming into the 50s and 60s today.
A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect for the Sangre de Cristo Mtns (above 9,500ft) beginning 3 p.m. Thursday through noon Friday.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for parts of the San Juan and Jemez Mountains beginning 3 p.m. Thursday through noon Friday.
FRIDAY: Scattered showers and storms will continue for western NM with a few showers building over central parts of the state as well. Those farther east within the Eastern and Southeast Plains can expect drier conditions with more sunshine. Temperatures will be at or just below average for the majority of the state (warmer out east).
WEEKEND: Mostly to partly cloudy skies on Saturday will give way to clear, sunshine by Sunday with temperatures only expected to climb heading into the start of our next work week.