Rain And Snow Forecast For New Mexico This Weekend

Jan 25, 2013

The National Weather Service says parts of New Mexico will be getting much needed rain and snow this weekend.

Chuck Jones, senior meteorologist from the weather service's office in Albuquerque says a storm system is currently sitting over the Pacific, and expected to arrive in New Mexico later tonight.

“Ahead of the storm, plenty of moisture is heading into the state and we’re looking at a pretty good wide-spread rainfall over many areas, on the order over a quarter to a half inch, with some snow in the high elevations,” he says. “Places like Albuquerque can expect to see rain showers that will continue Saturday through Saturday night, and break up Sunday." 

Jones states that the storm will favor Western and Northern New Mexico with around a foot of snow over the high elevation in the San Juan Mountains. He predicts New Mexico’s ski areas will get snow; however, it will not be the powder skiers, and snowboarders hope for. It will be slush.

No road closures are expected, and the storm will not affect travel other than the roads will be damp and slippery.