FRIDAY EVENING: Increasing cloud cover will be the trend over northern and central NM with a few showers begining to develop in the San Juans of southern CO overnight. Temps will remain mild across most of New Mexico this evening so if you have any outdoor plans for the night, it will be pleasant.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Spotty to scattered rain and snow showers will develop over central, northern and western NM. Snow accumulations look top near to over 12″ in the higher elevations (+9000ft) in the Northern Mountains. In addition to the Pacific storm rolling in, a strong cold front will drop temps east of the Central Mountains. Expect highs to be anywhere between 20°-30° cooler than what we finished the week with — leaving most of us with afternoon temps only in the 30s and 40s. Breezy to windy conditions will also be a problem within central and eastern NM. It is possible light freezing drizzle may develop across the NE on Saturday. The scattered snow showers will continue to hug the Northern Mountains with an isolated showers possible elsewhere on Sunday. It also looks like the freezing drizzle may stick around for the NE. High temperatures will continue to crater east with the majority of the Plains 20°- 40° colder than normal and temps likely will not give above freezing for 24-48 hours across parts of the east.
EARLY NEXT WEEK: Another quick-hitting storm will spread out showers over northwest, west and northern NM on Monday. At the moment, it’s not likely that ABQ will see rain but we will see an uptick in cloud cover and less sunshine. Temperatures will be slightly cooler across central and western NM to start the week but significant colder temps remain on tap in the Plains.