Despite the clouds, today will be the warmest day of the week as winds turn from southerly to westerly over the course of the day. The winds coming down the mountains will help warm us up into the upper 60s with an outside shot at 70 degrees. We're also watching the chance of some showers and thundershowers this afternoon and evening. Some models indicate late this afternoon or this evening, some showers could make their way into the Permian Basin. Will definitely need to monitor the radar, but nothing severe is expected. Winds will pick up into the afternoon
Tomorrow, it will be windy. An area of low pressure will drop in from the northwest and move across the panhandle, nearly along the Texas-Oklahoma border. The associated cold front will be quite strong, turning winds around to the northwest. Sustained winds around West Texas of 35-45 MPH are possible, with gusts up to 55. Blowing dust may become an issue as well, especially for places who stay dry. Speaking of which, we're also watching closely as it looks likely some precipitation will wrap around the low and slide down from the north and into the Permian Basin and possibly as far south as the Trans-Pecos. It may also be cold enough to see some snowflakes mix in, especially in our northern counties. At this point, accumulations look unlikely, and rain amounts will be light as we look to clear out later in the day. We should see some sunshine Thursday afternoon, but afternoon highs will still be 15-20 degrees cooler than Wednesday.
After Thursday, a much calmer pattern sets up as we wrap up the work week with temperatures near 60 on Friday. The weekend looks dry with low to mid 60s both days!