A more active weekend is shaping up with increasing chances for rain and mountain snow. A cold front Sunday night will bring more rain chances and lower snow levels.

Scattered showers and storms move into northwest New Mexico through the late morning hours and into the afternoon. These showers will move east through the afternoon, bringing the best chance for rain across the northern half of the state, with isolated thunderstorms in southern New Mexico. Scattered showers and isolated storms will move into Albuquerque beginning early Saturday afternoon. We will also see mountain snow in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.

More scattered showers and mountain snow will develop through Sunday morning as the second round of this weekend’s storm begins. The best chances for rain and mountain snow will stay along and north of I-40 Sunday, until a strong cold front moves south through the state late Sunday evening. Colder air will lower snow levels down to valley floors across the northern half of New Mexico by Monday morning. Rain will also return Monday morning to the Albuquerque Metro and eastern New Mexico, before the moisture wraps up Monday afternoon. Snow accumulations will be light if any at all in the lower elevations, but there could be 6″ above 10,000′ in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Drier weather returns Monday night and will stick with us through Thanksgiving as a slow warming trend with bring temperatures back to around average by the holiday.