Hot Today With Mountain Storms 9/3/12
Monday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Dry and hot conditions are expected for most locations in West Texas today. The only chance of rain will be west of the Pecos River, into the mountains of West Texas. Expect high temperatures in the triple digits for most locations today. A few locations in the northern Permian Basin and the mountains will fall shy of the century mark. Winds will be out of the SE at 10-15 mph.
Sunny to mostly sunny skies are expected across the area through the week. Temperatures will be in the upper 90’s to 100’s each day of the week. Rain chances through Friday will be confined to the higher elevations and the immediate adjacent plains.
A strong trough of low pressure will drive out of the Rockies, onto the Central Plains on Friday. This will shoot a cold front southward into Texas Friday night into Saturday morning. Showers and thunderstorms appear possible, if not likely along this front Saturday in West Texas. Temperatures will drop into the 80’s in the wake of the front this weekend.