Weekend storm brings strong winds, colder temperatures, rain and snow

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Grant’s Friday Night Forecast

A storm system will bring active weather this weekend across New Mexico. Strong winds, colder temperatures, rain and snow will all impact parts of New Mexico through Monday.

Winds have already started picking up in parts of New Mexico on Friday. Our next storm system will bring even stronger winds Saturday afternoon, with gusts of up to 30-50 mph across the state. It will be another hot day across New Mexico too. The strongest winds arrive on Sunday, with gusts approaching 60 mph. A strong cold front will begin to move into the Four Corners on Sunday afternoon. The front will bring rain and mountain snow along and behind it as it tracks south through Sunday evening. A sharp drop in temperatures will also follow behind the cold front through Sunday evening.

An upper level low pressure system will then move across the state on Monday. This low will help bring more rain and snow to parts of the state Monday morning through Monday evening. With colder air, snow levels will drop to 6,000′ Monday morning. That means parts of western, central and northern New Mexico will see their first snowfall of the season, such as Santa Fe. Temperatures will be very cool across New Mexico on Monday.

Drier weather returns across the state by Tuesday as temperatures begin a slow warming trend. Another storm system on Thursday will bring a chance of rain and mountain snowfall to parts of the state.

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