Alan Shoemaker: What to expect from this upcoming winter storm

Alan Shoemaker: Morning Forecast | December 13, 2023

Some rain and snow are likely across our area but how much? See the latest conditions at

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The chance of snowfall is picking up in the northern part of our area as Wednesday progresses and turns into Thursday.

A winter storm warning is in effect for many of the mountain ranges in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado where heavy snowfall is likely, including the Sandia and Manzano Mountains near Albuquerque.

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque is advising the area around Clines Corners and even Santa Fe may need a warning if trends continue.

Already, Clines Corners was seeing fog, possibly freezing, Wednesday morning.

Officials are also putting Santa Fe under an advisory, beginning Wednesday at 5 p.m. Two to four inches of snow are possible there Wednesday night and Thursday.

So, for Wednesday and Thursday, snow will fall across northeastern New Mexico. Areas of dark blue on the map below will see more than 10 inches of snow during that time.

Some mountain peaks could get as much as two feet of snow by early Friday morning. Travel on Interstate 25 and other roads will become difficult, so stay safe!

Meteorologist Alan Shoemaker explains what we may see in his full forecast in the video above.