A cutoff low in Arizona is helping to pull in moisture. Areas to the west will continue to pick up showers today. It won’t be long until there is rain, snow, or drizzle in almost every county tonight. Areas to the east can expect light rain or drizzle. The eastern slopes of the central mountain chain will get accumulating snow tonight from a strong upslope. Upslope is when winds out of the east force and enhance showers on the east side of mountains. These easterly winds are strong now and will be strong for the next 24 hours. Winds will gust up to 50 mph in Albuquerque and 30 mph in Santa Fe. Showers are likely in Albuquerque tonight.
Upslope keeps showers alive in the mountains for Wednesday. The low pressure decays into Friday. By the weekend, there will be statewide sunshine to help our temperatures get back into the 60s. We are expecting phenomenal conditions for the Lobos home game and the Duke City Marathon this weekend. Active weather returns by Monday.