THURSDAY: A chilly start to the day with morning temperatures in the 20s, 30s and 40s – make sure you and the kids are bundled up this morning as it’ll take awhile for our warm-up to kick in. Keep the jackets handy as our afternoon warm-up is not very impressive – most of us will top out in the 30s, 40s and 50s (only a few near the southern stateline will be lucky enough to break into the 60s). As our storm exits the state, it’ll kick up the winds along and east of the Central Mountains This morning’s snow and rain will clear out by late day, leaving us with a mostly clear sky around sunset. Light winds and lack of clouds will allow temps to plummet overnight, many areas bottoming out in the teens, 20s and 30s.
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for east-central and south-central NM beginning 8AM Thursday – sustained speeds: 25-35mph / gusts: near 50mph.
A FREEZE WATCH is in effect for southwest, central, east-central and northeast NM beginning 10PM Thursday. Make sure to bring pets and sensitive plants inside and cover outside pipes.
FRIDAY: A very cold start to the day with most of us waking up to 20s and 30s. Although we will see a good amount of sunshine throughout the day, temperatures will still stay cool in the 40s, 50s and 60s.
WEEKEND: A nice weekend on tap with mostly sunny conditions and near average temperatures statewide. The only concern with this weekend’s forecast will be a pesky east wind kicked up by an incoming cold front.