Tuesday Morning Weather Update Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Another weather pattern, similar to yesterday is expected this afternoon. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 90’s across the Permian Basin. Temperatures will be a little closer to 100 degrees in the Upper Trans Pecos and Presidio Valley. Temperatures will be closer to 90 in the mountains. Rain chances will be highest in the mountains of West Texas. There will also be a chance of isolated thunderstorms across the Permian Basin. However, storms across the Permian Basin will be much more isolated than storms in the mountains.
Wednesday and Thursday will be a different story. It appears that a surface boundary will drift through the area. At the same time, mid and upper level disturbances will drift by. Moisture through the entire atmospheric column will be high. All of this spells out the potential for widespread showers and thunderstorms. Some storms will be capable of producing heavy rainfall, strong downbursts of wind and lightning. Flash flooding will be a big concern both days.
Rain chances might linger into Friday morning. However, most storms will be vacating the area by Friday afternoon. High pressure will then settle into the region over the weekend. This will promote dry and hot conditions for all of West Texas Saturday through Monday.