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Weather Summary for Northern and Central NM
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
748 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

Skies over New Mexico are becoming increasingly cloudy from the
west as a Pacific cold front approaches from Arizona. Increasing
lift ahead of the front is producing scattered rain showers over
the north, west and over central parts of the state. The front
will push into New Mexico later this evening then move on into
central parts of the state tonight. Scattered to numerous rain
showers and higher terrain snow showers will develop over all
areas except the far east to southeast tonight. Afternoon high
temperatures today ranged from the upper 30s to 50s over high
terrain to the 60s to 70s over lower terrain. Overnight lows
tonight will generally range from the 20s to 30s over higher
terrain and over north central areas and over the west to the
40s to lower 50s over the middle to lower Rio Grande river valley
and over the eastern plains.

The front will track into eastern parts of the state Tuesday
morning, then finally move into Texas by Tuesday afternoon.
Skies will become mostly cloudy to cloudy in all areas Tuesday
with scattered to numerous rain showers, higher elevation snow
showers along with scattered to numerous thunderstorms possible.
Moderate to heavy snowfall is possible across the Sangre de Cristo
and San Juan mountains and over the Raton Pass. Through Wednesday
the higher peaks over the northern mountains may receive over a
foot of new snowfall with lessor amounts expected over higher
terrain elsewhere. This storm system will push to the east late
Wednesday. Diminishing precipitation and cloudiness from west to
east expected on Wednesday with any lingering showers ending
Wednesday evening.


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