Kristen’s Friday Afternoon Forecast

Messy winter weather to finish the work week...

FRIDAY: A mix of rain, snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to create dangerous driving conditions over eastern NM – likely to worsen throughout the afternoon. Temperatures will stay below freezing in many areas east of the Central Mountains – not conducive to thawing out the roads. As a strong cold front continues to plow southwest over the state, our infamous east canyon winds will crank over the metro area +30mph. This strong wind will hurt our rain/snow chance in Albuquerque… but not get rid of it completely. There is the potential for a handful of rain showers to pass over the ABQ-metro area throughout the day, but significant snow/ice is *not expected.

A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for the Rio Grande Valley until 11PM Friday. Concern: strong east winds — sustained: 30-40mph and gusts: 40-50mph.

SATURDAY: Pockets of wintry mix will linger through the first half of the day before drier air takes over from the west. Expect a clearing sky from west to east through late day – leaving the majority of us dry by nightfall. Afternoon temperatures will rebound 5-15 degrees in many areas (including Albuquerque), although, still below average for this time of year.

SUNDAY: A mix of sun and clouds will blanket the state with drier conditions continuing to grab hold of the forecast. We’re likely to see a few pop up snow showers over the far northeastern corner as our storm pulls away from us, but expect a much quieter day to finish the weekend.

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