Heavy snowfall hits parts of New Mexico overnight

Grant’s Tuesday Night Forecast

A winter storm will affect New Mexico from Tuesday evening through Wednesday. Heavy blowing snow will cause travel problems for some by Wednesday morning.

Heavy snowfall has developed this evening in parts of northern and eastern New Mexico, particularly around Las Vegas, Los Alamos, the Eastern Mountains and Santa Fe. Snow will continue in these areas and elsewhere along and north of I-40 through early Wednesday morning. Roads are already getting slippery along I-25, I-40 and US 285.

A band of heavy snow will develop from Las Vegas east to the Texas state line, especially in San Miguel County where more than half a foot of snow could fall overnight. Snow will be possible overnight throughout the northern half of New Mexico and the eastern half of the state up to Carlsbad and Hobbs. There is also a chance of light snow in the Albuquerque metro.

Travel will likely be difficult Wednesday morning along I-25 and I-40 in eastern New Mexico where the heaviest snowfall will fall. Winds could also reduce visibility as they blow snow. There may also be a few slippery spots in the Eastern Mountains and around Santa Fe where a few inches of snow is possible. The snow ends statewide Wednesday at noon as much colder air sets in.

Temperatures will be on a gradual warming trend for the most part into the weekend. Another fast-hitting storm system will bring light snow to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on Thursday.

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