Parade time in Clovis, Muleshoe

Freedom New Mexico: Benna Sayyed Yesenia Chavarria, left, and Jesus Chavarria, manager of Clovis Recycling, right, adjust the lights on the Clovis Recycling float. They will also set up a Charlie Brown Christmas tree and line the edges of the float with cotton to give the appearance of snow.

Benna Sayyed

It’s Christmas parade time — weather permitting — Saturday in Clovis and Muleshoe.

The season’s first major wintry blast was set to arrive Friday, but KVII-TV MeteorologistSteve Kersh said conditions will be improving by parade time, especially in Clovis.

“There may be a few flurries blowing in behind the departing storm system (Saturday) evening, but amounts will be very light, if they occur at all,” he said.

One thing’s certain: It will be cold.

“Bundle up,” Kersh recommended, expecting