...Wintry and stormy ending to the work week into the weekend...
Warm and pleasant temperatures through Wednesday will turn colder Thursday...and storms will develop rapidly across New Mexico through Thursday night and continue through much of the upcoming weekend.
A cold front pushing southward into the state Thursday will meet up with a large east Pacific storm system Thursday night to bring a wide area of snow and rain across most all of New Mexico into Friday morning. With little change in conditions...rain and snow in chilly conditions are setting up for much of the weekend. A second cold front invading from the north late on Saturday will help force rain and snow coverage across the southern half of the state on Sunday...with conditions improving as the next work week gets underway.
This unusual winter event still faces uncertainties on positions and timing...but broad coverage for the last of the work week and much of the weekend remains the basic theme for now. Those with travel or outdoor plans during the Thursday night through the weekend period should stay in touch with the latest forecasts and statements...and expect rain and snow during the period. Get the latest forecast information from weather.Gov/abq...NOAA Weather Radio...and your preferred broadcast...print media...and internet weather information sources.