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Cold front expected this week with strong winds, cool temperatures

LAS CRUCES – A cold front is expected to bring high winds into the Las Cruces area Thursday and Friday, dropping temperatures into the 50s.

Joe DeLizzio, National Weather Service meteorologist, said a cold front is expected to move into the area Thursday evening into Friday. Temperatures will drop into the low 40s Thursday night and remain in the low 50s throughout Friday.

There will be about a 10% chance for isolated showers during that period, but DeLizzio said winds will be of more concern. Winds Thursday are forecast to range between 25 and 35 miles per hour with gusts reaching higher speeds. Friday will remain breezy.

Temperatures will still be cool Saturday, DeLizzio said, but will begin to warm up into the low 70s Sunday going into the new week.

“Not really a big deal, but it’ll be much cooler come Friday and Saturday,” he said.

Snow is expected farther north in New Mexico during the same time period this week. About .2 inches is expected from Ruidoso to Albuquerque. Santa Fe is expected to get about half an inch of snow. Red River, Chama and Cuba are forecast to receive several inches of snow — the most expected throughout the state.

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Leah Romero is the trending reporter at the Las Cruces Sun-News and can be reached at 575-418-3442, [email protected] or @rromero_leah on Twitter.

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