Clouds will continue to increase this evening as a storm system moves into southwest New Mexico overnight. This storm system will bring the chance for rain and high elevation snow in the Gila. Areas above 7,000 feet in portions of Grant and Sierra Counties could see 3-6″ of snow from Sunday into Monday. Portions of the Sacramento Mountains could also pick up 3-5″ of snow above 7,500 feet Sunday into Monday.
These areas are under a Winter Storm Watch for tomorrow through Monday.
Albuquerque could even have a shot at some light rain and snow overnight Sunday. This chance at rain and snow in the metro could end the 70+ day dry stretch. The best shot at showers Sunday into early Monday will be along I-40 and points to the south. The farther north you are, the less likely you will see any showers.
The storm system will move out by late Monday and temperatures will be mild once again for the middle of the week. Another storm system and cold front could bring more cold and shower chances by Christmas weekend.