Wednesday Morning Weather Update Greg Morgan Ė Chief Meteorologist
Another day of hot and dry conditions are expected for most of the Permian Basin. A few storms drifted close to our northern row of counties overnight. Residual outflow boundaries associated with these storms will linger this afternoon and might be a focal point for new t-storm development over the northern Permian Basin this afternoon and evening. Temperatures will be quite warm today. Highs will reach into the upper 90ís and 100ís across most of West Texas. A few locations in the Trans Pecos and the Presidio Valley could easily hit 104 to 105. Winds will be out of the south at 10-20mph with higher gusts.
Rain chances will slowly increase late in the week as mid and low level moisture stack up across the area. By Friday, a cold front will be driving south into the region from the Texas Panhandle. This will initiate isolated showers and thunderstorms across the area Friday afternoon. Friday evening and night, a strong wave of energy will drift SE out of the Rocky Mountains. This will provide a focus for more widespread shower and thunderstorm activity. Some heavy rainfall will be possible through the weekend with this kind of energy overhead.
In the wake of Fridayís cold front, temperatures will be much cooler across the region on Saturday and Sunday. Both days will see highs struggle to get out of the 80ís.
Sunny skies and warmer temperatures will return to the area early next week.