Rain and snow are filling in across New Mexico right now. Albuquerque will have the shot for 1-3″ of snow with some higher amounts possible in the Foothills. Santa Fe will also see showers continue fill-in this evening with rain and snow lasting into Tuesday morning. Santa Fe could see 2-5″ of snow by early Tuesday morning.
The heaviest snow will be in the higher terrain of New Mexico with the Sangre De Cristo Mountains picking up 6-10″, the Sandia and Manzano Mountains could see 6-12″ with some isolated higher totals. The Sacramentos and the higher elevations have the shot to see a 12″+ by Tuesday morning. An area to watch will be the I-40 Corridor from Tijeras towards Santa Rosa. This area could see 6″+ of snow causing for some travel trouble spots along I-40 to begin the week. Lighter accumulations of 3-7″ are expected across the western high terrain and in the Jemez Mountains along with the San Juans.
Once the storm system moves out on Tuesday afternoon, the weather will quiet down for the middle and latter portion of the week. Temperatures then start to warm back up to near average or even warmer than normal once again by week’s end. Stay with KRQE News 13 for more winter weather updates!