Kristen’s Friday Afternoon Forecast

A blast of cold and snow heading into the weekend.

Snow continues to fall across western and northern New Mexico Friday afternoon.  Accumulations have ranged anywhere from trace amounts (metro area) to over 8 inches (northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains) as of 11:30AM Friday. Snow will continue for portions of the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountains overnight into Saturday morning. Weak rain showers are possible across the Eastern Plains near Roswell, Hobbs and Alamogordo.

Afternoon high temperatures will very chilly as northern and central New Mexico look to stay put in the 30s — slightly warmer temperatures in the mid-40s to mid-50s found to the south near Las Cruces. Winds will be breezy with speeds exceeding +15mph across central portions of the state. The cold air will stay in place for another day as Saturday afternoon highs stay well below average (perhaps even a few degrees colder than Friday). More sunshine is expected state-wide Saturday afternoon.

A gradual warm-up is expected Sunday into Monday with afternoon highs finally getting back into the 40s in the Albuquerque metro area. But don’t get too comfortable with those warmer temperatures. Another cold front will move in late Monday night dropping us back into the 30s by Tuesday.

Keep it on KRQE news 13 for the latest weather updates.

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