Spring storm advisory issued

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The national weather service in Albuquerque has issued a freeze warning which is in effect from 9 pm this evening to noon MDT Tuesday.

Local impacts tender vegetation and animal drinking water may freeze. Exposed plumbing or irrigation may also freeze.

A potent spring storm system is expected to bring a late season snowfall to portions of northern and central New Mexico through Tuesday.

The combination of an unseasonably cold upper level storm system and cold moist air mass over the region will lead to periods of snow across the northern mountains of New Mexico including the Upper Rio Grande Valley, Northeast Highlands and from the Sandia and Manzano Mountains eastward across the Estancia Valley and Central Highlands.

While some lower elevation areas may only see an inch or two of snow the late season snow will prompt a shocking change from the past several weeks. Snow is expected to
end from northwest to southeast Tuesday.

Winter weather advisory in effect until 6 pm MDT Tuesday.

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