Near Record Heat Sunday & Monday 6/9/12
CBS7 PinPoint Weather
Meteorologist Juan Acuņa
The CBS7 PinPoint Weather Team has been talking about the heat returning in a big way over the past several days and today we are starting to see a preview of what is to come. Plenty of sunshine, dry, breezy, and just plain hot. To top it off, it has been a little hazy as well as a fire in southeast New Mexico just north of Ruidoso, termed the "Little Bear Fire" has sent smoke to portions of our area. Fire officials are reporting that an excess of 10,000 acres have already burned.
Our weather will not change much for the next couple of days as high pressure will remain over our area and promote the triple digits. There is only a small chance of seeing some pop up showers and thunderstorms near the higher elevations near Jeff Davis county and Fort Stockton where the dryline will reside and be the focal point of any shower or thunderstorm ignition.
Late Monday and into Tuesday morning a very weak cold front will backdoor our area (move in from the northeast versus the northwest) and stall. Considering that temperatures will still hover near the mid 90's for afternoon highs, I will just refer to this as a stalled frontal boundary.
Either way, this set-up will bring an opportunity of isolated showers and thunderstorms to the Permian Basin. Though, I think the bulk of the thunderstorm activity will stay well east of our region. The rain chances will remain into the early parts of Thursday before the low level moisture begins to move out.
To end out the work week temperatures should remain away from the triple digits but still be very hot in the mid 90's.
For the entire forecast period of the next several days, look for breezy conditions as well. This will elevate fire weather danger. Areas in the higher elevations will no doubt either be under a Red Flag Warning or a Fire Weather Watch at least through Monday.
If you have any outdoor activity, please remember to wear light colored, loose clothing to keep cool, drink plenty of water, and seek shaded spots frequently.
Have a great weekend and upcoming work week!