ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans are bracing for an early blast of winter that’s forecast to bring a foot of snow to the mountains and ice to the eastern plains.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says initial concerns are focused across the eastern plains.
They’re likening the storm to a one-two punch, with the first wave coming Thursday night. It will be capable of producing a couple of inches of snow along the eastern half of the state and up to a foot in the high elevations of northern New Mexico.
Strong winds are expected to accompany the front over the plains.
Forecasters say the second punch will come over the weekend with more rain and snow for the plains. The winter weather is also expected to move into central and western New Mexico.