The biggest cool down so far this season is on the way! We’re already starting to see increasing clouds across western New Mexico as our next storm system approaches. Unfortunately, this storm system will go north into Colorado, but the bottom end of the trough will swing through the state. This will mean very windy conditions Thursday, with gusts up to 60 mph across the eastern plains. Much colder air will sweep in as well. Expect afternoon highs to drop 20° – 30° between today and Friday, with below freezing temperatures in the Albuquerque metro area Friday morning.
This storm could deliver a little snow across the Northern Mountains and the Colorado San Juans, but several things will limit this storms ability to produce meaningful snowfall. First, the track will be too far north into Colorado. Second, the storm will move too quickly, passing the state in just 36 hours. Due to the storm moving quickly, it won’t have enough time to draw up much moisture. The storm clears out for the weekend, but another storm with a more favorable track could arrive for early next week!