The Weather Authority Team is issuing a Weather Authority Alert as a winter storm system is expected to bring below freezing overnight lows and the possibility of snow.
The hardest hit areas across the Borderland will be Cloudcroft, followed by Deming, Hatch and Alamogordo. These areas are expected to see up to 2 inches of snow, with Cloudcroft seeing up to 8 inches through Sunday.
El Paso won’t get too lucky, but there is the possibility of snow flurries and even possible snow accumulation of up to one tenths of an inch by Sunday morning. Las Cruces could see up to 1 inch of snow.
The timing of it all starts Friday night into Saturday for much of the Borderland.
El Paso is expected to see scattered showers Friday afternoon into the evening hours, followed by a possible light dusting of snow Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Las Cruces will see snow a little sooner than that, with the possibility of snow Friday night into Saturday morning and then once again Saturday night into Sunday morning.
Make sure to bundle up and stay warm. Keep your outdoor pets warm as well, as we expect to see a hard freeze (below 28°) starting Saturday night into Sunday and lasting through Friday night of next week.
Don’t forget about your 4 P’s: pipes, people, pets and plants. Cover up your pipes and plants, and keep people and pets warm.
Stay off the roads if possible this weekend, as wintry weather will make driving conditions difficult.
If you do have to commute, check out these driving safety tips before you head out.
Make sure to stay updated with KTSM 9 News for your latest weather updates.
A KTSM 9 News Weather Authority Alert is issued whenever a severe weather event is expected which could disrupt and impact Borderland residents. Details on how to take action, timing of the weather event and the areas affected will be provided every time an alert is issued.