Winter weather makes its way into New Mexico

A cold front will start pushing in the northeastern New Mexico late Saturday night. That front will slide across the east during the day Sunday and heavy snow will break out over the northern mountains.

Current model projections call for up to a foot of snow in high mountain communities to the north places like Red River, Questa, Angel Fire, and Eagle Nest.  The high peaks of the northern mountains could pick up over 2 feet of snow by Monday afternoon.  The heaviest snow will set in Sunday afternoon and continue through Monday morning.

Bitter cold temperatures will set in across the east on Sunday and continue through Monday. Highs will not climb out of the high 20s in the northeast - all the way down to the I-40 corridor.  Snow amounts in the northeast should be in the 3 to 6-inch range.

The cold front will rip into the Albuquerque area Sunday evening. Strong canyon winds will carry in our coldest temperatures of the season. The East Mountains should start picking up snow Sunday night and we could even see a few snow showers in the metro by Monday morning. We are not anticipating a lot of accumulating snow in Albuquerque but the temperatures will be very cold with highs in the low 40s by Monday.

Snow will taper off over the northern high terrain by Monday afternoon. 



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