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Cold storms will break for Thanksgiving Day

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New Mexico will experience two storm systems this week, with a break in between for Thanksgiving Day.

The first system could bring moderate snowfall to the highest elevations of New Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday, said Daniel Porter, meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque.

“Several inches of snow are possible across the northern mountains,” Porter said.

Red River and Taos are expected to receive the most snow from the first storm. Any slick roads or travel impacts will be relegated to elevations above 9,000 feet.

Tuesday and Wednesday will hit a high of 55 degrees in Albuquerque.

Gusty winds will also accompany the cold front on Tuesday.

Winds of 35-40 miles per hour are possible for the Albuquerque metro area. Wind gusts could exceed those speeds in southeast New Mexico.

The weather will quiet down for a sunny Thanksgiving Day. Albuquerque will have a high of 58 degrees and low of 31 on Thursday, with a 10% chance of precipitation.

Tucumcari, Clovis and Roswell will all have high temperatures in the mid- to upper 60s.

Another, colder storm system will move into New Mexico on Friday.

Albuquerque will see below-normal temperatures this weekend, with a high of 45 degrees on Friday and Saturday, and low temperatures in the mid-20s.

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