Extremely cold weather has moved into eastern New Mexico. Wind Chill temperatures will be in the single digits and or below zero in Clovis, Clayton, Raton, Las Vegas and Santa Rosa. If you are in eastern New Mexico, you will need to bundle up tonight and don’t forget about your pets in the cold.
Another weather concern for portions of eastern New Mexico will be another round of freezing fog that could develop tonight and into New Year’s Day morning. The fog could cause the roads to become slick in spots. The cold weather will linger across the east for tomorrow and Tuesday before temperatures start to warm back up for the middle and latter portion of the week.
The cold air is shallow so the central and western portions of New Mexico will stay unseasonably mild with only a minor drop in the temperatures. Afternoon temperatures look to stay above seasonal averages into next weekend and the dry weather also looks to continue for the first week of 2018. But, the second week of the New Year could feature the chance for rain and snow. However, it is too early to get excited about.