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Weekend snow expected

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Chaves County and much of New Mexico is expected to see snowfall over the weekend.

A cold front coming from the northwest will bring cold temperatures and precipitation Saturday evening lasting into Sunday morning, with the Roswell area receiving about 2 inches of snow, Scott Overpeck, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said Thursday.

Rain will develop and temperatures will fall into the mid-30s in Chaves County Saturday during the late afternoon and early evening hours, Overpeck said. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s early Sunday morning with rain turning to snow before tapering off in the afternoon.

Wind speeds are expected to reach up to 15 mph, with gusts of between 20 and 25 mph.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301 or breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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