A cold and wet start to our Monday as rain and snow showers continue to push northeast over the northern half of NM. Travel troubles are expected within the higher elevations and Eastern Plains as falling snow / freezing drizzle in combination with gusty winds will drop visibility on roadways. In addition to the rain and snow, brutal cold will grip the state as morning temperatures drop to the teens, 20s and 30s. Cold, Canadian air will linger over the area through the day, limiting high temperatures to the 30s, 40s and 50s. Scattered rain and high mountain snow showers will continue on and off through Monday afternoon — favoring northern and western NM.
Our next big weather maker will drop into Arizona Monday and will continue to fuel showers over western, northern and central NM through midweek. Expect high mountain snow and lower elevation rain/wintry mix to continue through Wednesday afternoon. High temperatures will slowly but surely start to climb… but still remain below normal for this time of year.
High pressure over the Pacific Northwest will keep our midweek storm in place through the remainder of the work week. Expect daily chances for rain/snow and cooler than average temperatures to stretch through this weekend.