I hope everyone have a good weekend! Today we are expecting to start in the lower 40s, with some small rains chances for mostly our southern counties this morning. Then as we progress through the day, there are some higher winds moving into the area that you should know about. There is a High Wind Warning for the Guadalupe and Davis/Apache Mountains, where they could experience wind speeds between 35 to 60 MPH based on the elevation. Along with areas such as Southeastern New Mexico, Van Horn, Reeves County, and the upper Trans-Pecos area; these locations could experience wind speeds between 35 and 45 MPH with gusts to 60 MPH today. In addition there is also a Wind Advisory for locations such as the Permian Basin, Pecos County, Marfa Plateau, and Big Bend Area. These areas could experience wind speeds any where from 25 to 35 MPH, with gust up to 50 MPH. These condition are going to make driving much harder on the roads today, so be sure to take extra caution. Due to these elevated wind speeds there is a critical fire risk for locations in Southeastern New Mexico and the Northern Permian Basin. Other than that, we should see the clouds begin to clear through the day. Leaving us with average afternoon temperatures in the mid 60s across the area.
We anticipate another cold front to move through the night leaving us with clear conditions, and temperatures in the lower 30s tomorrow morning. These clear conditions should stay throughout tomorrow, allowing us to reach back up into the lower 60s by the afternoon. Until Friday we are expecting these temperatures to gradually rise in both the morning and the evening, and possibly reaching back into the mid 70s by Thursday afternoon.