ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – After a mild day Monday, things will change a bit over the next few days. A storm system will pass to our north on Tuesday. This will drive a strong cold front through the east late Tuesday. That front will drop temperatures well below average over eastern New Mexico on Wednesday. Winds will also be a major factor both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Here in the metro area, look for mild temperatures (highs in the mid-60s) on Tuesday with wind gusts up to 35 mph. Late in the evening, the cold front will move in from the east. As the cold air squeezes through the canyon, we could see gusts well over 40 mph. This will lead to a cool day Wednesday with highs struggling to get into the 50s. Any snow we see will be concentrated along the east slopes of the northern mountains.
The real excitement gets going Thursday and Friday when a storm rolls through the state from Arizona. This system looks like it’s got some punch. The northern and western mountains may pick up some significant snow. Here is where the storm will be located early Friday. Stay tuned; it could get interesting at the end of the work week.