Weather Authority Alert: Cold temperatures, weekend snow in El Paso, Las Cruces


A strong low pressure system and winter storm makes its way into the borderland tonight.

A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 10am Friday and last until 2pm Saturday.

Humid air from this storm system will be limited in El Paso and Las Cruces, however scattered showers will be in the forecast throughout Friday morning and afternoon. It won’t be until Friday night and Saturday that the possibility of flurries increase. 

Cold air coming in with this system will drop temperatures around 10° below normal, and into the lower 40’s. 

Las Cruces could see a total of 1 inch of snow throughout the weekend. But El Paso will see the tail end of the storm, only seeing flurries.

Below freezing temperatures and hard freezes are expected in the forecast every night until mid week.

Stay off the roads if possible this weekend, as wintry weather will make driving conditions difficult. Click here for driving safety tips.

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. 

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