Good morning everyone! The dry line has pushed east, and with dew points in the upper 50s, it might feel a little sticky today. It won't last long, as our next system will push that dry line east as the day goes on, setting up severe weather chances in East Texas. Here in West Texas, we'll stay mostly dry, though a stray non-severe thundershower is possible, especially in SE New Mexico and the northern Permian Basin. Temperatures will be a little cooler today despite plenty of sunshine. Still nice in the 70s, but we'll have to contend with even gustier conditions this afternoon.
Up in the Guadalupes, a high wind warning is in place for gusts up to 60 MPH. In the Basin, gusts of 40-45 are possible this afternoon. Fortunately, our rain this past weekend has diminished our fire danger, but there still is a Red Flag Warning around the Rio Grande for gusty winds and low relative humidity. This includes Marfa, Presidio, and Marathon. Please, no outdoor burning in these areas as fires could spread rapidly.
A front will pass through late tonight or early Thursday, continuing a brief cooling trend Low tomorrow will be back in the upper 40s and low 50s and afternoon highs on Thursday will be in the low to mid 70s. Plenty of sunshine to go around, so it will be a nice break from the heat.
After a chilly Friday morning, we begin to heat up yet again. Friday will see highs reach the upper 70s and low 80s before a big warm up for Easter Weekend. Saturday looks at least breezy, but could see some stronger winds out there. Sunday should be a bit calmer, but both days look hot near 90 degrees. Make sure you get some sunblock for your egg hunt!
Still monitoring chances for thunderstorms early next week, models have been pretty consistent with at least some rain on Tuesday. We’ll let you know as we get closer.