Winter storm passes through New Mexico Thursday evening

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Grant's Thursday Evening Forecast

Snow will continue around Albuquerque through this evening, tapering off around midnight. This winter storm will die down across most of the state by Friday morning, with snow showers sticking around the northern mountains tomorrow.

Roads will continue to be wet around the metro for the Friday morning commute, but the wintry precip will have ended and temperatures will be above freezing. Skies will clear through the afternoon tomorrow.

Snow ends for Santa Fe by Friday morning, but a light, passing snow shower will be possible. Snow will continue for the higher elevations of the northern mountains until Friday evening.

Winds will pick up across the northern half of the state, especially the east mountains where wind gusts will be as high as 65 mph Friday afternoon. Winds relax this weekend as temperatures stay mild into next week, but another storm system will be on the way by Tuesday.

With the winter weather hitting New Mexico, New Mexico State Police is strongly urging people to stay ‬ off the roads Thursday night and not travel. If you choose to travel, you can expect long delays ‬and road closures. Make sure you have food, water, blankets, and warm clothing in‬ your vehicle.  Semi-Trucks and vehicles are asked to use snow chains when driving on ‬ ‪snow-packed and icy roads. Drive slowly, use a lower gear, and avoid sudden ‬braking. 

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