Happy Thursday! We've seen clouds roll in this afternoon as some showers continue across SE New Mexico and the northern Permian Basin. Only light rainfall amounts are expected from this and should diminish as we head later into the night. A few showers and storms will be possible across SE New Mexico and far West Texas (Culberson, Reeves, Jeff Davis counties) later tonight as well.
Temperatures will stay mild overnight, only dropping into the upper 40s and low 50s. Rain chances will increase on Friday, with a chance some storms could be strong to even severe. The best chance of severe weather will occur in SE New Mexico, the Upper Trans Pecos, and into the western Permian Basin. Scattered showers are possible in the morning, before the stronger storms develop in the afternoon and evening. The biggest threats will be hail and damaging wind gusts. While the tornado threat is low, it can’t be completely ruled out. Overall rain chances are only about 40-50%, so not everyone will even see rain.
A few showers and storms could linger into Saturday morning, but will move out, and we’ll see sunny skies and warming temps into the 70s by the afternoon. Sunny skies and even warmer weather is expected on Sunday as many areas could hit the low 80s.