Rain, snow and gusty winds greet NM

Kristen's Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

WEDNESDAY: Throughout the afternoon, rain and snow will creep south across New Mexico. As the front makes its way southwest across the state, cooler air will fill in behind it. Expect high temperatures to be 10-20 degrees cooler today compared to Tuesday. Strong winds out of the east will crank over the Central Mountains and through the canyons – speeds expected to exceed +25 mph while gusts reach +45 mph. These gusty winds will start to relax late this afternoon – speeds keeping under 20 mph. Showers will begin to taper late this evening with the storm clearing the state overnight. Tonight’s low temperatures will be much colder with the majority of us waking up to 20s and 30s Thursday morning.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the eastern, western, northern (above 9,500 feet) and southern (above 9,500 feet) slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains beginning 6 a.m. Wednesday through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for the Albuquerque-metro area, parts of Soccoro County, Sacramento foothills and parts of Doña Ana County until 5 p.m. Wednesday evening.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains (Eddy County) beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday through 5 a.m. Thursday.

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