Kristen’s Monday Afternoon Forecast

Another day, another storm system

MONDAY: After Sunday’s quick-hitting storm, another storm system will near New Mexico late this afternoon into this evening. Snow showers will build in over the Northern Mountains and Northeastern Plains this evening – pushing south into east-central and southeast New Mexico tonight into the overnight hours. Accumulations will range 2-4 inches over the lower elevations while higher elevations of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains could pick up more than 6 inches over the next 24 hours. Unfortunately, western and central portions of the state will miss out on the snow but will get hit with the cool down. Expect high temperatures to drop 5-20 degrees compared to Sunday’s afternoon highs – the biggest drop in temperatures over the Eastern Plains. Winds will pick up with the approaching cold front with speeds 10-20mph state-wide. Overnight lows will drop to the 20s and 30s tonight into Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY: A few light snow showers may linger over the Eastern Plains, although coverage will taper through the later morning hours. For those who live within the Northern Mountains and Eastern Plains, plan on giving yourself extra time for your Tuesday morning commute as snow that falls tonight will stick to the roads and highways, making for a slick drive. Afternoon temperatures will be cool yet again with most of the area at or even below average Tuesday afternoon. Plenty of sunshine can be expected state-wide.

WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY: Our next warming trend will begin Wednesday and continue through the remainder of the work week. Expect afternoon temperatures to climb above the average with plenty of sunshine to go around.

Be sure to stay with the KRQE Weather Team for the latest updates on today’s winter storm.

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