A sharply colder day is underway for New Mexico and temperatures are going to stay chilly throughout the afternoon.
A cold front has pushed through the region and the colder air is spilling in from the west and northwest. Temperatures today will be 20°-40° colder compared to Thursday afternoon. So you will want to keep the jacket handy!
Fire danger and blowing dust will continue to be a huge concern across eastern and southern New Mexico this afternoon. Winds will continue to gust from 50-70 mph in portions of eastern and southern New Mexico. Red flag warnings also continue for these areas, which means no outdoor burning.
Extreme northern and northeastern New Mexico will see the chance at rain and snow today and into the evening.
Temperatures will be start out in the 20s and 30s for most of the state tomorrow morning. An area of high pressure will then build over the region this weekend. This high pressure system will help temperatures warm back up starting tomorrow afternoon and the warm up with less wind will continue for Sunday.
The wind will then return by next Tuesday.