POSTED: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:13am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:18pm
The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory ahead of a major winter storm. Strong westerly winds will develop today ahead of an advancing upper trough/cold frontal system. This storm will bring winds sustained near 20 to 30 miles per hour. Expect area gusts, especially near favored mountain ridges, to peak near 50 miles per hour. Driving will be difficult along some stretches of roads and interstates. Visibilities may also be reduced due to blowing dust. The Wind Advisory expires at 8 PM for most of the Borderland, including El Paso & Doña Ana Counties. Winds will likely stay breezy to windy tonight and tomorrow however as this strong storm rolls in. It's also likely we'll see scattered rain and mountain snow tomorrow, especially late in the day through Wednesday night. Expect a sharp cool down as well once our first winter storm of the season blows through.