Snow showers from the third storm system will focus from the northern mountains across to northeast New Mexico, as well as the east-central plains this afternoon and Thursday morning. An isolated thunderstorm cannot be ruled out across or near the higher terrain. Wind chills tonight will be in the single digits and below zero across much of the state. Another round of freezing fog and perhaps light freezing drizzle is expected across the eastern plains. High temperatures on Thursday will largely be below freezing across the eastern plains, with temperatures 15-30 degrees below normal across most of the state and travel impacts are likely to linger into the day.
Travel impacts will likely be felt across northeast NM and the east central plains tonight and Thursday morning. Be on alert for hazardous travel conditions due to snowpacked and icy roads, especially secondary roads, reduced visibility due to freezing fog and/or drizzle, and slick roads, producing hazardous travel. This risk will be favored along the eastern plains.
Cold temperatures and wind chills return tonight and Thursday, increasing the risk for frostbite, hypothermia, and burst pipes.