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Chances of snow have fallen for the weekend

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Grant’s Friday Night Forecast

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Dry air and the placement of storms have pushed back the chance of snow this weekend, but some will still see a chance for a few showers. Light snow will fall on the northern mountains near the Colorado border this evening.

A backdoor cold front will also cross northeastern New Mexico on Friday evening and bring slightly more moderate snowfall to Raton Pass and the eastern slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Unfortunately, with the placement of the upper-level storm system continuing to trend further west, the chance of light rain and snow has diminished, if not disappeared, for most areas along and north of I- 40 until Saturday morning.

The backdoor cold front will bring strong canyon winds to Albuquerque after midnight Saturday morning. Gusts up to 50 mph will be possible. Winds will subside Saturday morning and afternoon.

Temperatures will be cooler across the state as the cold front sets in overnight. By Saturday evening, the upper level low that moved over Arizona will begin to move into southwestern New Mexico. This will bring a chance of light rain and snow to the southern third of New Mexico Saturday night and Sunday. A few showers will also be possible in lower elevations Sunday morning as well. No travel issues are anticipated.

Warmer weather returns for many from Sunday to Monday. Another upper level storm system could move into New Mexico on Tuesday and bring cooler temperatures, but right now the dry air also looks like it could prevail. A very low chance of rain and snow may be possible though.