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Snow (maybe) forecast for Thanksgiving

 

Last updated 11/22/2022 at 7:35pm



Weather forecasters on Tuesday said eastern New Mexico could have a white Thanksgiving, with up to 4 inches of snow falling across the region.

Or maybe not.

"Forecast models have been trending more and more towards a winter storm impacting New Mexico Thanksgiving Day through Friday and into Friday night," NWS reports on its website. "At this time, mainly eastern and portions of central New Mexico would be affected but considerable uncertainty exists with the track and timing of this storm system."

Strong north winds are expected to blow into northeast New Mexico Wednesday night and proceed south through the east central and southeast plains Thursday, NWS stated in a "Special weather statement" on its website.

"At this time, snow accumulations through Friday may range from one to 4 inches, with the higher amounts along Raton Pass, as well as over the Sacramento and Capitan Mountains and over portions of the east central and southeast plains," the statement reads.

While the prospects of snow are uncertain, forecasters are confident frosty weather is coming Thursday and Friday. High temperatures are expected to be in the low 40s, with overnight lows expected in the high 20s.

Wednesday's high is forecast at 63 degrees with little chance of precipitation.

 
 

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