FORECASTERS SAY STORM COULD BE HISTORICALLY DANGEROUS
EASTERN NM (KSMX) – As expected, the first round of thunderstorms came through the area today, leaving patchy fog and colder temperatures. Forecasters are now saying that the majority of New Mexico is expected to be hit by a “potentially historic storm system” with dangerous weather conditions that will include fast-moving severe thunderstorms that are capable of producing damaging winds as well as baseball-sized hail. The National Weather services also warns tornadoes could be possible in east-central and southeastern New Mexico this evening in through tomorrow. Dangerous winds with gusts up to 75 mph are also expected. The weather service also says the winds could be strong enough to flip tractor-trailer rigs and other high-profile vehicles. Other possible hazards include power outages and downed trees.