The winter storm brings snow, rain and strong winds from Wednesday to Thursday


NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Wednesday morning is generally calm and warmer across the state. Temperatures range from the 20s in northern New Mexico to the 40s and 50s for spots in southern New Mexico. Winds are gusty in southern New Mexico and will pick up around noon. Wind advisories and high wind warnings will be in effect today in the south as winds will blow up to around 50 to 65 mph. These highest gusts will be around the mountains.

The morning starts out generally clear and dry, but clouds will move in around noon, and flurries and rain showers will arrive in western NM in the early afternoon. Rain and snow showers will move into the Rio Grande Valley and the northern mountains by evening. The metro can see splashes of rain during the evening and night. Snow will begin to accumulate in the western, northern and central mountain ranges overnight.

Thursday morning will bring messy driving conditions, with snowy and icy patches on roads in the northern half of the state and the Sacramento Mountains to the south. Santa Fe will begin to see light snow overnight, with more snow expected in the morning. The Metro and Middle Rio Grande Valley will wake up mostly dry, but a band of snow will likely move in during the morning commute and bring light to moderate flurries well into the late morning.


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