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Web Briefing for the potential for winter weather tonight through Sunday morning

This is a special weather briefing for the potential of snow across parts of the area tonight through Sunday morning Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, Dec. 3, 2016 at 2:36:10 am MST

National Weather Service Flagstaff, AZNational Weather Service Albuquerque, NMNational Weather Service Lubbock, TX
National Weather Service Tucson, AZZoom

National Weather Service Midland/Odessa

Deep upper level low pressure and a strong back door cold front... will provide a wintry mix of significant weather of the Borderland tonight and over the weekend. Slick mountain roads, blowing and drifting snow along with strong crosswinds, are the main impacts with this activity. Gusty east winds will be strongest along and near west slopes of area particular along the I-10 and I-25 corridors between El Paso and Las Cruces. Snow or a rain/snow mix is also possible over the western lowlands of New Mexico.
A cold and raw day is on tap for Saturday as brisk east winds and below normal temperatures will make it feel very cold during the day. In addition there is a good chance for precipitation. The mountains and western Lowlands of New Mexico will see some snow while the lowlands of west Texas will see mainly a cold rain under cloudy skies.
A winter storm continues to develop over the Desert Southwest today. Showers will develop over the mountains late this afternoon and turn to snow this evening. Snow will become heavy, with the Sacramento Mountains receiving 6 to 12 inches of snow by Sunday. Lesser amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected across the Gila Wilderness, mostly over the Black Range. Rain could also change to snow across some of the higher elevations of the lowlands such central Sierra County, the southern New Mexico Bootheel and Hudspeth County.

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