Hello folks and good Friday morning to you. We've waited all week long for more precipitation and finally it will be coming today, mainly as rain. This morning, we have cloudy skies and cold winds from the southeast so grab the coats before heading out, and don't forget your umbrellas as well.
During the day, the energy from the upper-level low will approach, allowing for showers to move in from the west, with snow in central New Mexico, also affecting our eastern New Mexico counties. Rain will be possible across much of the Texas Panhandle from Dalhart to Amarillo and down to Hereford, while snow will be heading to Clayton, Tucumcari back toward Clovis. High temperatures will only reach the 30s and 40s.
Tonight, the rain-snow line looks to push as far east as Amarillo and Canyon, but snow amounts will be much less than our last winter blast. We could see anywhere from a trace of snow to an inch here in Amarillo stretching up to Dumas. Along the New Mexico state line and to the west, amounts could range from 2 to 4 inches by Saturday afternoon. Here in town, we'll see the snow transition back to rain, but the cold conditions will stick around.
For Sunday, breezy north winds will help clear the sky but we warm back up to the 50s and 60s by Groundhog Day and Tuesday.
Stay warm and have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Chris Martin
Average High: 52
Average Low: 24
Year-to-Date Precipitation: 1.21"
Drying Potential: Low
Pan Evaporation: 0.09"
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