A quiet day today with more cloud cover in the area, but more active weather is expected as we head towards the next 48 hours. Overnight lows tonight will not be as cold, as temperatures dip into the upper 30s and low 40s. Much of your Wednesday will be dry, albeit mostly cloudy as temperatures rise well above average, into the upper 60s with a few locations even seeing 70 degrees.
Wednesday evening, we may see a few showers or weak thunderstorms, especially in the Trans Pecos, and southeastern Permian Basin. Impacts appear to be low, as most of us will remain dry. The big change will occur as a cold front pushes through early Thursday morning. The most-felt impact here will be the wind, as it will be very strong from the north at 25-35 mph with some gusts over 50 mph. This will kick up plenty of dust and cause reduced visibility.
Temperatures will also fall into the 30s Thursday morning with highs only reaching the 40s and low 50s in the afternoon. We are not anticipating a lot of moisture with this system, but some rain is possible Thursday morning in the northern Permian Basin and Lea County, NM. Some snow may mix in with the rain at times, but it appears temperatures will be too warm to see any significant accumulations. We will update you if that changes. Look for quiet, dry weather into the weekend.