SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Parts of New Mexico are expected to be hit with winter weather that will bring snow and cold temperatures.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque said Monday a storm and cold front is scheduled to strike the state's northeast portion. Meanwhile, a weather system could bring snow to the Mesilla Valley in southern New Mexico.
Twelve to 18 inches of snow are anticipated by end of day Tuesday in Chama, while Red River and Raton residents could see 8 to 12 inches.
The National Weather Service expects the system to bring light precipitation to the area Monday night. Areas of the Gila National Forest and the Sacramento Mountains are expected to get a couple inches of snow.
Light snow accumulation is possible in the lowlands of southwestern New Mexico.