It’s a return to winter for the eastern third of the state with much colder temperatures and chances of snow. A cold front will allow temperatures out east to drop as much as 20° – 25° below average.
Meanwhile, a weak storm will cross the state late today through early tomorrow. While the storm itself is not impressive, when combined with the cold front out east, some snow will develop. Eastern New Mexico has the best shot at some light snow, with the highest accumulations along the east facing slopes of the central mountain chain. But even at that, the highest amounts, in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, look to be 6″ at best. The storm clears out early Tuesday.
The rest of the week will feature quieter weather with warming temps. After starting the week extremely cold, the east will see the biggest warm up. By the end of the week, the entire state will be above average thanks to a west to northwesterly flow. Winds will also pick up from time to time during the latter portion of the workweek, especially in the east.