A mix of wintery weather will continue for parts of southeast New Mexico tonight. Warmer weather returns statewide this weekend.

Very light freezing rain/freezing drizzle will still be possible through Thursday morning for Eddy and Lea Counties. Drier weather will return by noon as the sun will also begin to make a return. This will help to finally bring warmer weather to this part of New Mexico. The rest of the state will continue to hang onto fairly mild weather tomorrow. High pressure will build over New Mexico Friday, kickstarting a warming trend that will continue into the weekend.

A much warmer weekend is on the way as temperatures will climb into Sunday and for some into Monday. Highs will even be above average for the beginning of February, with some of the warmest weather in a month. We’ll see another slight cool down though by next Tuesday as a storm may bring rain and snow to parts of New Mexico.