Kristen’s Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Strong cold front to finish off a streak of winter storms

WEDNESDAY: A strong cold front continues to push into the Northeast Plains this afternoon – making way for a very raw day across eastern New Mexico. Afternoon temperatures will be 5-15 degrees cooler across western New Mexico while portions of eastern New Mexico can expect a dramatic 15-25 degree drop compared to yesterday’s high temperatures. Snow showers are likely to develop along the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo, Sandia, Manzano and Sacramento Mountains – accumulations varying from a trace amount to +6 inches for the Northern Mountains. Scattered showers of a wintry mix (sleet / freezing rain / snow) are expected over the Southeastern Plains and in and around the Sacramento Mountains. A few spot showers are possible in the Albuquerque-metro area, although, accumulations do not look to be significant.

THURSDAY: Another cool day with most of the state stuck in the 30s & 40s. A few snow showers may linger over the higher elevations of the Northern Mountains, however, much drier conditions will start to settle in for the majority of the area. Mostly-to-partly sunny conditions can be expected for the majority of us.

FRIDAY & WEEKEND: Temperatures will finally start an upward climb Friday into the weekend with most of the state near average by Sunday. The sunshine and warm streak will continue into the start of our next work week.

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