FRIDAY: Spotty showers will continue to favor northern and western NM through most of the day before gradually pushing further east overnight. Expect low elevation rain and mountain snow to develop on and off through Saturday morning. Unfortunately, we’ll have to take the bad with the good… the bad being strong to damaging winds expected over a good portion of the state. Strongest winds will be found in and around the higher terrain and Eastern Plains where sustained speeds will likely reach 35-50mph / gusts: 60-75mph.
— WIND ADVISORY: western & central NM -9AM FRI to 9PM FRI – west/southwest 25-35mph / gusts: 45-55mph
— HIGH WIND WARNING: higher terrain & Eastern Plains – now to 6AM FRI – west/southwest 35-50mph / gusts: 60-75mph
— WINTER STORM WARNING: Northern Mtns – 6PM FRI to 6AM SAT – snow accumulation 6″-12″ possible (San Juans: +1ft)
SATURDAY: Overnight rain and snow showers will continue to push further east – best coverage following a Pacific front tagging along with this storm. Snow levels will drop dramatically overnight into Saturday morning. A wintry mix is possible in the Albuquerque-metro area early Saturday morning (2AM-5AM), although, accumulation looks to be light, if any. Afternoon temperatures will take a noticeable drop – leaving many of us 10°-30° cooler than where we were to finish the week.
SUNDAY: Chilly… but dry & mostly clear to finish the weekend.