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POSTED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:37am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 10:40am

Residents can not only expect to see high winds but blowing dust as well in the Borderland on Wednesday.

Rain pounded the streets of El Paso on Tuesday and subsided overnight. However, the rains left puddles all over El Paso.

"What do you think of the weather? I think it's beautiful. Why? We need more rain, we need more rain, I think it's good," Jose Reyes, an East El Paso resident told us.

"As far as cold weather goes, like the rain and snow and all that - I love it," Joshua Montes also from the East side said.

Today meteorologists are predicting high winds of more than 40 miles per hour with gusts up to 65 miles an hour. That's just nine miles shy of a Category One hurricane speed.

"Wind is good. It comes at a time when trees need to pollinate, and without the wind that's not going to happen," Reyes explained.

"I don't like the wind. I despise the wind," Montes said.

However you feel, the wind is coming so residents are bracing for the changes.

"There's a saying my Dad always taught me. A man that's prepared counts for two. So, I'm always prepared," Reyes said.

Or not -

"How do you deal with the when it becomes like 50 degrees then overnight it's 30? Nothing. Like, OK, temperature change. Not much of a difference to me," Montes said.

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