A Frigid Night Ahead…January 5th, 2014 at 9:52 pm by chrisgilson under Weather
Temperatures will be dipping into the teens, the single digits, and even below zero tonight. A cold front ushered in arctic air Saturday night and the cold air is going to remain in place for the first half of Monday before it starts to warm back up. Winds will be light, but just enough to make it feel even colder tonight. So be sure to dress in layers and bring in the pets with these frigid temperatures.
Once we get through Monday, westerly flow will allow high temperatures to climb to average or even above average for the middle of the week. But, by Thursday and Friday a storm system could move into the state and it’ll bring the chance for snow/rain. The weather models are all over the place though with this possible storm system. One wants to take it farther north, which would bring more snow to the Northern Mountains and Eastern New Mexico (1st map shown below).
Another model wants to bring it farther south. This would be a warmer storm system. That means there would be a better shot for valley rain and mountain snow in Southern New Mexico (shown below). We’ll keep you posted.