Much Colder Thursday Into Friday Morning.
An arctic cold front was slowly sliding southward into central Lea County New Mexico as of 2 PM MST. However the coldest air behind this front was just entering northeastern Colorado at that time. Single digit temperatures had made it as far south as northeastern Nebraska.
By 7 AM MST tomorrow morning all of southeastern New Mexico should be below freezing as the leading edge of the arctic cold front pushes southward into northern sections of south Texas.
Widespread wind chill values in the teens will occur across southeastern New Mexico tomorrow morning. And if the colder air moves further south a little quicker than what is currently being forecast by the models then some of our northern neighbors could see wind chill values in the single digits.
Valid @ 5 AM MST Friday Morning.
This mornings 12Z run of the Canadian model still has the coldest forecast temperatures across southeastern New Mexico Friday morning. Widespread lows in the teens are forecast by this model run.
Slight Chance For Light Snow.
The models are still forecasting our high temperatures tomorrow only to be in the 20's and 30's with wind chill values in the teens. So bundle the kids up in the morning...its going to be a cold and raw day.
Our chances for accumulating snow still do not look that great here in southeastern New Mexico. We may see a few flurries to perhaps a light dusting in a few spots tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow evening. There just isn't enough upper-level support and moisture available to give the area a decent snowfall.
Believe it or not but Winter Storm Watches and Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for parts of central and southeastern Texas. A combination of freezing rain, sleet and light snow may make for some travel problems in these areas Thursday night into Friday morning. This includes the Austin, San Antonio, and the Houston areas.
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