...Winter returns to West Texas and southeast New Mexico tonight and Tuesday...
After another dry and mild afternoon with temperatures into the 60s to lower 70s...a strong cold front will move south into the area tonight.
Rain showers will develop this evening mainly north and east of the Pecos River. The threat of showers will spread south through The Trans Pecos overnight. Much colder air will spread south overnight as well. Rain showers will mix with snow after midnight in the northern Permian Basin and southeast New Mexico. Due to the recent mild temperatures no snow accumulation is expected on area roadways. However...there could be a dusting of snow on grassy surfaces and overpasses in northern Lea County where there is the best chance of snow. As colder air filters south there could be a mix of rain and snow showers Tuesday morning along and north of a Midland to Wink line. There could also be a few snow showers in the higher elevations of the Davis Mountains Tuesday morning. High temperatures on Tuesday will only be in the 40s.
Tuesday night will be colder with overnight lows in the 20s...with teens in the Davis Mountains and Marfa Plateau. High temperatures on Wednesday will be mainly in the 50s. Dry weather with warmer temperatures are in store for West Texas and southeast New Mexico on Christmas day.