CLOVIS, N.M. (KVII) — There is more winter weather headed to New Mexico and to make sure residents are informed, the City of Clovis has issued a Nixle.
According to the issued statement, a Pacific storm currently offshore of southern Calif., will move over N.M. Friday and be preceded by a backdoor cold front across the eastern plains on Thursday.
This storm is said to be warmer than the last system that came through the area. Across western N.M., snow levels are expected to be relatively high with impacts likely relegated to above 7,500-feet. Currently, accumulating snowfall is not expected in Albuquerque.
The statement says, "significant winter weather impacts are possible east of the central mountain chain due to the cold air behind the backdoor cold front."
The Texas border and areas such as Tucumcari, Fort Sumner, Clovis, and Portales are the main threat. A mix of wintry precipitation, including freezing rain and sleet, is possible across the eastern plains early Friday through early Saturday.
According to the statement, significant improvement is expected by Saturday.
Officials warn those with travel or outdoor plans early Friday into the weekend to monitor the forecast.