Heavy snow and cold to start the work week

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MONDAY: Spotty snow showers will fill in over northern and northwestern New Mexico through the day with minor accumulations to start. Increasing cloud cover and wind will be the focus elsewhere as a cold front moves in the east and our incoming storm approaches from the west. The combination of the two will result in heavy snow and cold temps over the next 36 hours.

MONDAY NIGHT – TUESDAY MORNING: The bulk of the heavy snow will arrive Monday evening and continue through the day Tuesday. Potential snow totals will range from 1″ – 4″ in the southwest, northeast and Albuquerque-metro area, 4″ – 7″ in the Central Mtns (Sandia/Manzano) and Santa Fe metro, to 1′ – 2′ in the higher elevations of northern NM. Breezy to windy conditions (gusting to 35mph) will make for dicey travel conditions for Tuesday’s morning commute.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: Scattered snow showers over northern, western and central New Mexico will continue through midday Tuesday. In addition to the snow, expect afternoon highs to drop far below seasonal averages with most of the state only in the 20s, 30s and 40s (at the warmest!)

WEDNESDAY: We’ll take a quick break midweek with Wednesday featuring more sunshine and a slight warm-up. There will likely be a few lingering snow showers left in the Northern Mountains, however, the majority of us will dry out before the next storm system moves in Thursday.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Our next big weather maker will move in over the Four Corners on Thursday bringing snow showers back to northern and northwestern NM. Expect these showers to spread further south and east Thursday night. Scattered to widespread rain/snow showers can be expected Friday with cooler temps to follow.

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