Hot Today... Cold Front Tomorrow 9/6/12
Thursday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan Ė Chief Meteorologist
Expect a hot day across the Permian Basin. Highs will reach into the upper 90ís and 100ís for all but the mountains. Skies will be partly cloudy. Some thunderstorms activity is likely in the mountains and adjacent plains. A few isolated storms canít be ruled out across the Permian Basin as outflow boundaries from yesterdayís storms remain in place and could be focal point for new storms to develop late in the day. Any storms that do develop east of the Pecos River will likely be very isolated and short-lived.
Friday will be a hot day but big changes will arrive on Friday evening. Temperatures will soar into the triple digits across West Texas on Friday afternoon. However, the heat will not last for long. A strong cold front is poised to plow into the area on Friday evening between 5 and 8pm. Very strong NE winds will accompany the front as it moves through. Wind speeds of 25-35mph are likely. Some gusts to near 50mph will be possible. Blowing dust and isolated thunderstorms are expected. Temperatures will drop into the mid 60ís overnight Friday into Saturday.
Cloudy skies are expected to start off your Saturday. North winds will continue to usher in cooler air. This said, temperatures will be much cooler in the wake of the front. Expect highs on Saturday to range from the upper 70ís to the lower 80ís. As skies clear late Saturday and the sun sets, temperatures will quickly drop. Overnight lows will drop into the 50ís for many locations, especially those north of I-20.
Warming conditions are expected Sunday into early next week.