Kristen’s Tuesday Afternoon Forecast

Gusty winds, rain/snow & cooler temps moving in through midweek...

TUESDAY: A storm system moving in from the west will crank up the winds statewide with sustained speeds reaching 20-30mph in most areas and stronger winds likely in the higher terrain (+35mph). Wind gusts will top out anywhere between 45-60mph. A rain/snow mix is favored over the Four Corners region. Snow accumulations will vary between 1-2″ over the Continental Divide, 2-6″ in the NM San Juan Mountains, and anywhere from 2-5″ in and around the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Those of us outside of the northwest corner can expect a mix of sun and clouds.

–WIND ADVISORY in effect for the majority of the state beginning 1PM Tuesday through 1PM Wednesday. Concerns: sustained speeds +25mph / gusts +50mph.
–HIGH WIND WARNING in effect for portions of east-central and south-central NM beginning 1PM Tuesday through 1PM Wednesday. Sustained speeds: +25mph / gusts: +50mph.
–WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect for the NM San Juan Mountains beginning Tuesday evening. Concerns: 1-3″ snow below 7500ft / 3-5″ snow above 7500ft.

WEDNESDAY: Mountain snow is likely to linger through the morning hours before clearing through the afternoon. Thanks to a strong overnight cold front, expect Wednesday’s temps to be +10 degrees cooler than what we started the week with. Gradual clearing will continue through the later part of the day and into the evening hours.

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