Pleasant Conditions For Much Of The Week 10/29/12
Monday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Several days of pleasant weather are in store for the Permian Basin. Temperatures in the mornings might be a bit cool. However, each afternoon will warm nicely under the influence of sunny skies.
Today will be the coolest day of the week. Expect highs in the lower to mid 70’s across the Permian Basin and the Trans Pecos. A few locations along the Rio Grande will hit the lower 80’s. Winds will be fairly light (5-10mph) out of the south.
Temperatures will again start in the lower 40’s on Tuesday morning. However, sunny skies will easily warm temperatures into the lower 80’s Tuesday afternoon. This same pattern will repeat on Wednesday.
Moisture will increase across the area late in the week. This will bring warmer overnight lows back into the forecast late in the week. Highs will climb into the mid 80’s on Friday.
Another storm system will drop out of the Rockies into the Plains States on Saturday. This will usher in some extra cloud cover and a slight chance of rain on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Look for highs over the weekend to be in the 70’s.
The big weather story is Hurricane Sandy. Sandy will continue to become extratropical through the day as it merges with a storm system moving over the Great Lakes and ingests a shot of cold air from the north. Sandy will become a bit of a “SuperStorm”. It appear that the strongest surge will be directly over NYC and Long Island, NY. Locations southward to Washington DC and northward to Maine will also be impacted hard. Sandy will move ashore tonight and then slow in forward speed as it turns back to the NE. The SuperStorm will then drift over the NE United States through much of the week, producing over a foot of rain and snow. Major storm surges and inland flooding are expected.