The Winter storm system covering Quay County will drop an additional 2-4 inches over the next seven hours, according to the National Weather Service, Albuquerque.
“Forecast show snow will continue to fall in Quay County tapering off around 6 p.m.,” said Deirdre Kann, NWS meteorologist.
Kann said the north eastern winds will continue to blow snow into the area, with the heaviest accumulation across southern portion of the county.
“Residents in Ragland to San Jon will see the heaviest concentrations of snow,” Kann said.
Kann said the high temperature for the day will be 22 degrees with the low at zero. She said wind chill factors will drop the temperatures into the negatives especially over night.
“During the day the wind chill will drop temperatures to -2 degrees,” Kann said. “Over night the temperatures will be -12 to -13 degrees.”
Kann said the storm system should move out of the area Tuesday morning with chances of scattered showers in the morning.
The snow has closed Schools in San Jon and Tucumcari.
Traffic is still open on I-40 east and west bound out of Tucumcari and along U.S. Highway 54, according to New Mexico State Police.