Our latest storm system will move into New Mexico tonight. Expect mountain snow and valley rain to develop across the west. The San Juans of Colorado are under a Winter Storm Warning where over a foot of snow is possible. Meanwhile the lower elevations of Southern Colorado and Northern Mountains of New Mexico are under a Winter Weather Advisory. The west and southwest facing slopes above 10,000′ could pick up a foot of snow, while lower elevations are looking at a few inches of snow between tonight and Monday.
Albuquerque will have a shot at a few showers Sunday morning, mainly in the form of rain. But as colder air pours into the state over the course of the day, some of those showers could change over to brief snow showers. Accumulations are not expected in the city.
The other story with this storm will be the wind. Winds will gust up to 55 mph across the east, particularly those areas just east of the central mountain chain. Across the west winds will gust between 30 and 40 mph. Over the Northern Mountains, winds gusting up to 55 mph combined with the snow will lead to blowing snow and reduced visibility.
The storm will slowly clear out early next week, but the coldest air of the season will settle into the state. Albuquerque will struggle to reach the 40° mark Tuesday and Wednesday, while areas to the north will struggle to reach the freezing mark.