Snow possible late Monday


The National Weather Service is cautioning residents of Northern New Mexico snow could fall today (Oct. 9) due to cold temperatures and an associated cold front.

Snow should begin falling across the Sangre de Cristo Mountains by the early afternoon hours, according to Kerry Jones of the National Weather Service's Albuquerque office.

Between two and four inches of snow are expected above 9,000 feet, with localized amounts of snow over five inches possible. Between one and three inches of snow are possible around the Raton Pass.

Temperatures are expected to drop well below freezing tonight, though Tuesday ought to have sunny skies and a high nearing 60 degrees, according to the weather service forecast.