Even though the Clovis and Portales area only received about one to one-and-a-half inches of snow Thursday morning, most area schools exercised caution and delayed their school starting times.
A few superintendents said it was the single-digit temperatures early Thursday morning they were most concerned with.
According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Jason Frazier, Clovis and Portales each received approximately one to one-and-a-half inches of snow overnight. The temperature dropped to 2 degrees in Clovis and 3 degrees in Portales early Thursday morning.
The cold weather and snowfall made for a few slick roads Thursday morning, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Malin Parker, but no major accidents were reported.
Parker said people were driving safely .
Frazier said Thursday would remain cold, with lingering low clouds and possible patchy fog, and temperatures reaching the mid-20s.
No further precipitation is expected Thursday or through the weekend.
“(There will be) some pretty good warming for the weekend,” Frazier said. “By Saturday, temperatures will be reaching near 60 degrees.”