Warmer Air And Dry Conditions Today and Tomorrow. 1/10/13
Thursday Weather Update
Greg Morgan Ė Chief Meteorologist
After a record-breaking rainfall on Wednesday, dry conditions are expected to return to West Texas. Decreasing clouds and southwest winds will be the theme for today. This will effectively warm the atmosphere. Look for highs in the mid to upper 50ís for most. A few spots in the Upper Trans Pecos will see highs in the 60ís.
A strong upper level low will drift over New Mexico and Colorado on Friday. A strong belt of winds rounding the base of this system will move across the area during the day. Look for increased wind speeds for much of the area. A high wind watch is in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains and the Southeast New Mexico Plains for Friday. Given the downslope component to the winds. Iíd expect to see much warmer temperatures on Friday afternoon. Look for highs in the upper 60ís to around 70.
As the storm mentioned above moves into the Central Plains States. A strong cold front will surge southward in its wake. Look for much colder conditions to prevail beginning on Saturday. Temperatures will fall all the way into next week. Look for highs in the 50ís on Saturday, falling into the 30ís by Monday. Overnight lows will fall into the teenís early next week.
Another storm system will creep into Texas the middle of next week. It appears at this time, that the rainfall/snow associated with this storm will stay east of our area. However, it warrants close watch over the next several days. Should the storm slow down or move further north than currently anticipated, precipitation chances may need to be introduced to later forecasts.