Looking at a mild morning today, our average low is still 49 degrees, but it was still in the 60s when I got back to the station. Will likely be in the mid to upper 50s in the Permian Basin, a little cooler in SE New Mexico and around Marfa, Fort Davis and Alpine. We're starting to see clouds on the increase already, so that may have an impact on our high temperatures, but I think we'll see enough sun breaks that, combined with the winds, will warm everyone to the low to mid 80s, with some 90s also possible mostly south of the Pecos River.
Speaking of winds, it will be another breezy day, and will be particularly gusty over the mountains and across the plains of SE New Mexico. As a dry line sets up this afternoon, fire danger will be critical west of the line with relative humidity under 15%, so please be careful and avoid anything that would cause any sparks or embers. Winds won't be as strong as last week, maybe gusting to 50 MPH in the mountains, but that's still plenty strong enough to quickly move a fire.
Wednesday, our next system will cross the panhandle, bringing windy conditions to everyone. Again, not as strong as last week, but still plenty gusty. Could see 40-45 MPH gusts here in Midland and Odessa, and could see High Wind Warnings in the mountains. The associated front will knock temps back into the upper 70s and low 80s. Cooler air will continue to stream in on Thursday, taking highs in the low to mid 70s.
Friday begins yet another warm up with Easter Sunday looking toasty. Make sure you pack that sunscreen for you egg hunts, temperatures will likely be in the 90s!
Looking further ahead, models are hinting at some storms early next week, so stay tuned.