Forecasters are warning that high winds will rake parts of the state as a cold front settles in.
The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings from Wednesday evening into Thursday as near record lows and widespread freezing temperatures grip the state. The chilly start to May is expected to stick around for a couple more days.
The service says strong winds are expected to whip through portions of the Rio Grande Valley and Upper Tularosa Basin. The Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas are also expected to see the winds that could strengthen to 40 mph.
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