Lowland Rain Showers & Mountain Snows - Colder This Weekend.
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4:36 AM MST Thursday, Dec 10,2020.
Mid and high-level moisture are streaming into southwestern and western New Mexico early this morning ahead of a closed low located over northern Baja California. Southwesterly flow aloft ahead of this storm will spread this moisture eastward today.
By Friday morning the closed low will have opened up into a trough and will be in the process of merging with its northern stream counterpart digging southeastward from the Pacific Northwest.
A cold front will sweep southward through the state Friday into Friday evening as the upper-level trough swings eastward. Colder temperatures can be expected behind the front this weekend.
Lowland Rainshowers & Mountain Snows.
As the upper-level storm from the west approaches the state today into Friday lowland rain showers will overspread the area from west to east. The best chances for measurable rainfall across the Southeastern Plains will occur tonight. The lucky few may see rainfall totals in the one to two-tenths of an inch range.
Snow levels will start out around 9,000' today across the Capitan and Sacramento Mountains and will lower down to around 7,500' tonight. Snowfall totals of 1" to 3" will be possible above 8,000' and totals of 3" to 6" will be possible above 9,000'.