Kristen’s Wednesday Afternoon Forecast

Rain, snow & gusty winds blast through the Land Of Enchantment

WEDNESDAY: A strong cold front will make its way into northeastern NM and push across the state through the day today. This front will allow noticeable changes to take over for the next 24 hours. Majority of us will see cooler temperatures with afternoon highs expected to drop 5-10 degrees west of I-25 and 10-20 degrees east of I-25. Winds will also be a giant pain as sustained wind speeds look to exceed +25mph and gusts +35mph across western and central New Mexico. Rain and snow will be more isolated as moisture will be confined to the northern and northeastern portions of NM. Eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains could pick up 2-4 inches of snow over the next 24 hours while lower elevations will see more of a rain/snow mix (more rain than snow for most of the day).

**Note: Wednesday night temperatures will fall significantly behind the mentioned cold front with freezing temperatures possible up and down the Rio Grande Valley. For those who got a head start on spring gardening, it’ll be a good idea to bring your plants inside for the night.

THURSDAY: Cooler air will continue to fill in over New Mexico with high temperatures down to the low 60s for the Albuquerque-metro area. No significant rain or snow is expected Thursday afternoon — majority of us will actually see more sunshine compared to Wednesday.

FRIDAY: Our next warming trend will kick in just in time for the weekend with Friday afternoon temperatures jumping +10 degrees form Thursday. Expect 60s, 70s (and even a few 80s) by the later part of Friday.

WEEKEND: High pressure will move in over the region meaning lots of sunshine, above average temps and a GORGEOUS last weekend in March.

Stay with the KRQE Weather Team for the latest weather updates.

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