John’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

High winds will continue across the state this afternoon, especially east.

High Wind Warnings and Wind Advisories are in place across most of eastern New Mexico. Some areas out east will see gusts up to 65 mph. A warm, westerly wind will be in place through the early afternoon. Then, as a cold front moves into the east, the winds will shift to a cooler, northerly flow.

As the front pushes into the northeast, a couple of inches of snow will be possible from the Raton Pass area over to the higher peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Combined with the wind, some blowing snow will be possible. Areas that don’t see snow will see more blowing dust.

Expect a much cooler afternoon Wednesday behind the front. Temperatures rebound for Thursday, but another storm sets up to the west. That could lead to a few showers late Thursday into Friday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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