Possible winter storm in New Mexico for Thanksgiving

A possible winter storm is heading towards New Mexico to herald the holiday season. Wind, rain and snow are expected in parts of New Mexico on Thanksgiving and Friday. Here’s what you need to know before the holidays. TimingA winter storm could move through parts of eastern New Mexico Thursday and Friday. Snow may start near Raton Pass early Thursday morning. As snow develops, it begins to move southward, spreading first along the central mountain range and through the plains of eastern New Mexico. The storm could hit parts of east-central and southeast New Mexico starting Thursday evening and during the day Friday before exiting the eastern plains early Saturday morning. Potential Effects Snow, blowing snow, high winds, poor visibility and cold temperatures are all possible with this winter storm. Dangerous driving is to be expected on the roads of eastern New Mexico as the roads become slippery and icy as snow falls and sticks to pavements. Blowing snow will also affect visibility on roads in eastern New Mexico. Who will be affected? Most of the impact will be felt Thursday and Friday from the central mountains east to the Texas state line. New Mexico could continue to see impacts through Friday night. Computer models differ on how much snow might fall and what impact it might have. Stay tuned to KOAT for more.

A possible winter storm is heading towards New Mexico to herald the holiday season.

Wind, rain and snow are expected in parts of New Mexico on Thanksgiving and Friday.

Here’s what you need to know before you go on vacation.

Timed coordination

A winter storm could sweep through parts of eastern New Mexico on Thursday and Friday.

Snow may start near Raton Pass early Thursday morning. As snow develops, it will begin to move south, spreading first along the central mountain range and through the plains of eastern New Mexico.

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The storm could hit parts of east-central and southeast New Mexico starting Thursday evening and during the day Friday before exiting the eastern plains early Saturday morning.

Possible effects

Snow, blowing snow, high winds, poor visibility and cold temperatures are all possible during this winter storm.

Dangerous driving is to be expected on the roads of eastern New Mexico as the roads become slick and icy as snow begins to fall and sticks to the roads.

Blowing snow will also result in poor visibility on roads in eastern New Mexico.

Who will be affected?

Most of the impact will be felt Thursday and Friday from the central mountains east to the Texas state line.

East-central and southeast New Mexico could see an impact through Friday night.

Computer models differ in terms of the potential amount of snow and impact. Stay tuned to KOAT for more.

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