Chris’ Thursday Afternoon Forecast

Another chilly afternoon is ahead while New Mexico sits between storm systems.   An area of high pressure will continue to be in control of our weather today.   That means sunshine with a few clouds and chilly temperatures for your Thursday afternoon.   After a cold start on Friday morning, a cold front will start to push into eastern New Mexico.   This cold front will send temperatures tumbling and crank up the canyon wind with gusts up to 45 mph in Albuquerque by Friday afternoon.   In addition to the cold front, our next weather maker will move just south of New Mexico.  This system will impact mostly southern New Mexico from late Friday night into Sunday   This storm system will draw in moisture for Mountain snow and valley mixes across southern and eastern New Mexico  The Sacramento Mountains will have the chance to do very well with snowfall over the weekend.  The Sacramentos could see 6-10′ of snow over the weekend with 3-6″ possible in the higher elevations of the Gila.  The eastern slopes will have the best chance for the higher snowfall totals.  Stay with KRQE for more updates on our snow chances for the upcoming weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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