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Type – Seasonably strong cold front to usher in strong winds and colder temperatures.
Timing – Thursday night, and remainder of the area Friday.
Location – northern two-thirds of New Mexico
- Windy conditions to expand across eastern New Mexico today and areawide by Friday
- Critical fire weather conditions across parts of the eastern plains.
- Coldest temperatures of the season Friday night-Saturday morning
Overview: An upper-level storm system will sweep across the southern Rockies and New Mexico Friday-Friday night. Main impacts on our area will be strengthening winds and colder temperatures. Precipitation potential looking very low with perhaps a dusting of snow across the northern high country near the New Mexico/Colorado line.
Confidence: High confidence on timing and change toward colder temperatures. Wind and colder temperatures main impacts.