... High elevation snow expected over west central... southwestern...
and south central New Mexico Thursday and Thursday night...
A low pressure system over the eastern Pacific will track toward New
Mexico by Thursday and Thursday night. As the system approaches...
clouds will increase from the southwest Thursday... gradually turning
to rain and high elevation snow showers late in the day. Because this
weather system is over open ocean water now... the temperatures are
relatively warm within the core of this storm... and much of the
precipitation may initially fall as rain.
Through the day Thursday... snow levels will generally range between
6500 and 7500 feet... and any significant accumulations will be
confined to elevations of 8000 feet and higher. A mix of rain and
snow is expected to fill in over the lower terrain areas of southern
and western New Mexico through Thursday afternoon.
By Thursday night... precipitation will continue to favor the
southwestern half of New Mexico... but snow levels will lower to
valley floors and ground level of the plains. A few inches of
accumulation are expected over the higher elevations in the
southwestern half of the state by Friday morning.
Residents and travelers of New Mexico are encouraged to stay abreast
to the latest weather statements and forecasts on-line at
weather.Gov/abq or stay tuned to your favorite local media outlet.
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