As colder air moves into New Mexico, rainfall over the higher terrain is changing over to snow. The San Juans in Southern Colorado will see the biggest impact, but a few inches of snow will fall through the overnight in the Northern Mountains of New Mexico. Areas like Red River have already seen some snowfall Sunday Evening.
The main line of showers associated with a cold front crossing the state will push into eastern New Mexico for Sunday night and early Monday. Behind the front, temperatures are dropping by 10° – 20° when compared to this time yesterday. Freeze Watches have been issued for the Rio Grande Valley for Sunday night as overnight lows drop to near freezing.
Temperatures will run 10° – 15° below average across the western two-thirds of New Mexico Monday. Areas farther south and east will start warm, but temperatures will drop throughout the day. Skies will clear west to east throughout Monday with lingering snow showers over the northern high terrain.
Expect lots of sunshine through the rest of the workweek. Temperatures state cold on Tuesday, but slowly warm back up through the end of the week. Albuquerque will start the week with highs in the mid-50s, then warm to near 70° by Friday.