POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 9:29pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 9:42pm
Near Record High Temperatures for the next few days
Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 — The Borderland is heating up!
Upper level high pressure is building across our region and along with westerly winds will give us the warmest temperatures so far this year during the end of the week. It was late September since we saw our last 90 degree day at the El Paso Airport.
On Saturday the upper level ridge will weaken and we will see an upper level storm system track into the Borderland. As this system pushes closer the winds will go from the breezy range to the low end windy category.
On Sunday the upper level system will travel into New Mexico and spark off some isolated showers over the Gila Wilderness Mountains and the Southern Sacramento Mountains. The upper level wave will also pull in a Pacific front early on Sunday which will knock a few degrees off Sunday’s highs, but then it will help sweep a stronger front across the area Sunday night. Monday's highs will actually be about 5 degrees below normal. For the middle part of next week we will see a warm and dry zonal flow set up across the area which will likely lead to some breezy to windy afternoon winds.
Here is a quick glance 8 day forecast synopsis;
Thursday-Mostly Sunny, dry, low end breezy, near the record high of 92º set back in 1972, High of 91º
Friday- Partly Cloudy skies, breezy, High 89º
Saturday-Partly Cloudy , breezy to windy, southwest winds 20-30+mph, matching the record high of 90º , High 90º
Sunday-Partly Cloudy ,windy to breezy, not as warm, late cold front high of 81º
Monday- Mostly Sunny, low end breezy, warmer, high of 70º
Tuesday- Partly Cloudy , light winds, much warmer High of 79º
Wednesday-Partly Cloudy , breezy, high of 81º
Thursday- Mostly Sunny, dry, less wind, very warm, high of 83º
The last time El Paso hit 90º was late last September. El Paso averages 100 days of 90º temperatures a year. We have to cherish the next month of cold fronts, because we will move into and stay in the hot temperature zone until this September.