Late winter storm brings snow, frigid temperatures

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A storm swooping in from Colorado overnight brought much colder temperatures Tuesday morning, and some people woke up to snow.

Some locations in New Mexico dipped to record low temperatures Tuesday morning, and the snow and rain don’t plan on stopping yet. There is a chance of 5 to 8 inches of snow/rain mix in the Northern Mountains and isolated showers for parts of the Rio Grande Valley.Taos driving conditions

In Albuquerque, it’s cold and damp, and more winds are expected. Some parts of the city saw rain, and in the east part of the city near the foothills, snow flurries were coming down. Significant accumulations of moisture are not expected.

The spring storm is making for some difficult driving conditions, mostly up north. The NM Roads website shows there are difficult driving conditions on New Mexico Highway 38 and Highway 434 in and around the Taos area and U.S. Highway 64. U.S. 285 on the way to Chama looks difficult as well.

While snow didn’t hit the metro, there was some rain and that’s again is leading to a very cold morning.

While some schools are on two-hour delays in the state, Albuquerque Public Schools and Bernalillo schools are on time Tuesday.

Almost as quickly as this storm arrived, it will leave. By Wednesday showers will be gone but the cold air will stick around. There could even be a freeze in the valley. Temperatures will then warm through the rest of the work week under sunny skies.

As of Tuesday afternoon, driving conditions seemed to be getting better in the north. The following was released by NM Roads:

NM 434, Fair Driving Conditions from mile marker 26 to mile marker 36 (Black Lake to Angel Fire), roadway is wet with light snow flurries.

NM 38, Fair Driving Conditions from mile marker 17 to mile marker 29 (Red River to Idlewild), roadway is wet with light snow flurries. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering.

US 64 (west of I-25), Fair Driving Conditions from mile marker 273 to mile marker 293 (Aqua Fria to Idlewild), roadway is wet with light snow flurries. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering.

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