Alright here we go, here comes the storm. We’ll have high impacts all over the state from extreme wind gusts south, heavy mountain snow north and west, and rain showers for the Rio Grande Valley. Light snow showers are already falling in the Jemez Mountains and moving into Santa Fe. The heaviest precip still is over eastern Arizona this morning. The steady rain and snow arrives later this morning through the afternoon hours. Winter storm warnings are in effect for all the mountain ranges in the state with snow totals reaching 8-16″ for the San Juan and 5-10″+ for the Sangre de Cristo above 9,000 ft. The Sandia Mountains will only see light snow, as most of the precipitation will fall as rain. Then we have the high wind gusts to deal with. High wind gusts will break 60-70 mph for the south central mountains this afternoon. Fire danger, blowing dust, and isolated power outages are all possible for southern and eastern NM today. High wind warnings are in effect through this evening as the cold front passes the state.

Highs Sunday will be in the middle 60s east, upper 40s central, and low 40s west before colder air arrives. This is the first of several storms this week. So our active pattern continues this week with multiple rounds of snow for the higher terrain north and west of Albuquerque. By Tuesday night snow levels will drop to the valley floors, giving the metro a chance to see some snow showers. Even colder air spill into the state midweek, dropping temps below average statewide.