El Paso could see more snow on New Year’s Day


The KTSM Weather Authority team is monitoring the next winter storm system that is moving toward the Borderland area. 

This is expected to bring cold air and produce precipitation chances for much of the Borderland. 

PHOTOS: Season’s first snowfall blankets El Paso

There are chances for snow flurries Tuesday morning and afternoon for El Paso and Las Cruces, with much better snow chances in much of Southern New Mexico. 

The best chances for snow is expected between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning for El Paso, and we expect to see up to 2″ in the Sun City. But much like our last snow event, it won’t be widespread. 

Highs will be nearly 20° below the average high of 56° for El Paso on Wednesday, with overnight lows dropping to the teens into Thursday morning.

Snow is expected to subside early Wednesday afternoon, which is when we will begin to feel the cold air take over. Because lows will drop below 20°, black ice will be an issue for many Borderland residents Wednesday night and for your early morning commute Thursday morning. 

KTSM will continue to keep a close eye on this next snow event and keep you updated. 

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. 

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