Widespread rain, thunderstorms and mountain snow

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MONDAY: A strong storm churning off the coast of southern CA will pull up significant moisture out ahead of it. Widespread rain and spotty thunderstorms will spread out over the state — general movement: south to north. There is potential for storms to be strong to severe in south-central NM. Mountain snow will get going over the higher elevations of northern NM with significant accumulation above 9500ft. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 50s, 60s and 70s statewide.

WINTER STORM WARNING in effect for San Juan and Sangre de Cristo Mountains for sigificant accumulation (10″ – 20″) above 9500ft. Timing: 6AM Monday through 6PM Tuesday.

TUESDAY: More widespread rain and thunderstorms can be expected Tuesday with mountain snow continuing north. There will be enough instability to raise concerns for severe storms in eastern NM — top threats: large hail and damaging winds. Afternoon temperatures will cool a few degrees but still remain near seasonal averages.

WEDNESDAY: A strong cold front sweeping over the state will convert rain to snow over western and northern NM. This front will also drop temps ~10ยฐ in most locales. The Albuquerque-metro can expect a mix of mostly rain and light snow with breezy to windy conditions. Winds will rip west to east across NM midweek.

THURSDAY: Afternoon temperatures will bottom out Thursday afternoon with most of us below average in the 30s, 40s and 50s. Drier conditions will begin to work in with a mix of sun and clouds blanketing the state.

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