NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Rain, mix, and snow is moving northeast into New Mexico for this morning’s commute. Heavy rain is coming down in southwest New Mexico and the lower Rio Grande Valley. Mix is limited to the west mountains, and snow is possible along the I-40 corridor. Road conditions along and north of I-40 will become messier as this storm builds in by midday. There is a chance for light snow in the metro, early this morning, but scattered rain is expected during the day as temperatures warm above freezing.
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