A cold front this morning has left eastern New Mexico with much colder weather once again today, however southwesterly winds return Friday bringing in warmer weather ahead of rain and snow chances this weekend.
Moisture will return into the state Friday as southwesterly winds return. An upper level low will approach New Mexico by Saturday morning. This will cause rain to develop across the western half of the state and the northern mountains. This storm will have relatively warm air with it, keeping the snow level at ~10,000′ Saturday and ~7,000′ by Sunday morning. Anywhere from 0.10″ to 0.50″ of rain will be possible along and west of I-25. Higher amounts of rain will be likely over parts of southwestern New Mexico, especially the Gila region.
As the storm exit Sunday, a cold front will swing across the state bringing in windy conditions for Sunday. Rain and snow will linger still north of I-40 and along the central mountain chain before coming to an end Sunday evening.
Another blast of cooler weather will return heading into the middle of next week, but it will only last a couple of days before temperatures start warming into the end of the week.