NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Rain, mix, and snow showers are coming down in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado this morning. Most precipitation is staying north of I-40, and some wet roadways and light snow could create dicey driving conditions in spots.
More scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, as well as mountain snow is expected through the day in northern New Mexico. Five to ten inches of snow is possible in the San Juan Mountains above 10,000′, and two to five inches will be possible in the Tusas Mountains. The northern mountains will see around one to three inches of snow, but a couple spots on the west facing slopes could see higher totals. Up to around an inch will be possible around Farmington, Gallup and Grants, and up to around two inches around Raton. Snow and rain chances will move from west to east throughout the day and evening. A few showers will remain possible in far northeast New Mexico by tomorrow morning, before the storm clears out completely during the day.
The cold front will move across the state today, cooling temperatures be around 10-15 degrees in northern New Mexico, and creating very windy conditions in eastern NM. A wind advisory will be in effect through the evening for almost all areas east of the central mountain chain. Westerly gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible.