Update: Winds, winter storm take Taos through Tuesday


Updated Monday (Feb. 19) at 9 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through Tuesday morning (Feb. 20), with several inches of snow possible and hazardous travel conditions likely.

Strong, potentially damaging winds moved across much of the north and central part of New Mexico Monday and will continue to do so through tomorrow.

"A flash freeze is possible due to the rapidly dropping temperatures, strong winds and wet pavement," read the most recent advisory.

"Plan on slippery road conditions. In addition, areas of poor visibility are likely. Damage to trees and power lines is likely. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph will cause areas of blowing and drifting snow," it read.

The weather agency had issued a hazardous weather outlook and high wind warning this morning, noting gusts could reach up to 40 miles per hour. It was predicted a chance of rain could turn to snow shortly before midnight, pushing into Tuesday.

Two more rounds of windy, potentially snowy and dangerous weather are expected Wednesday night and possibly Friday.