A powerful cold front will work its way from northeast New Mexico into the central part of the state on Thursday.
After a calm morning, storms are expected to fire up across the northern, eastern and central parts of the state throughout the afternoon. Very strong wind should seize the eastern and central parts of the state into the evening.
On Friday, extreme cold will settle across the state while plentiful moisture could cause freezing rain across the eastern part of the state. Heavy snow is also possible Friday across northern, central and western New Mexico.
Saturday night will bring a second wave of moisture, which could blanket the northern half of the state in snow. Some high elevation areas could receive more than a foot through Monday.
The weather should calm down by Tuesday.