Grant’s Tuesday Night Forecast
A week of more active weather returns to New Mexico, with colder temperatures and a chance of light rain and snow.
A weak upper level disturbance will move east across southern New Mexico overnight bringing very light rain and snow. Most of this moisture will remain west of the central mountain range. Drier conditions return across the state on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a strong backdoor cold front will push south into New Mexico this evening, leaving much cooler temperatures on Wednesday, especially in eastern New Mexico. Temperatures will continue to cool across the state through Thursday. The backdoor cold front will bring a chance of light snowfall to northeastern New Mexico.
Another higher level disturbance moves through New Mexico from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning. This weak storm system will bring chances of light rain and mountain snow Wednesday evening and night, but will change to light snow and flurries in low-lying areas by early Thursday morning, including for the Albuquerque subway. No travel issues are expected, but a band of slightly heavier rain and snow could be possible in south central parts of the state and that could lead to slippery roads by Thursday morning. The moisture from this storm system will end by Thursday evening.
Another upper level disturbance will move through the region Friday evening into Saturday morning. This one will bring in another round of cooler air. As the low moves south through western New Mexico Saturday morning, it could bring light rain to many locations, but also light snow to low-lying locations up to the Mexican border. . Again, some slippery roads will be possible.
A rapid ridge of high pressure returns to the state on Sunday, but this active weather pattern will likely return next week.