High pressure parked right over us will produce near record high temperatures this weekend!
El Paso hit my predicted high of 80º this afternoon under sunny skies and late day low end breezy range winds.
The center of a strong ridge of high pressure will park right over southern New Mexico producing near record high temperatures for El Paso this weekend.
The El Paso record high for Saturday is 88º set back in 1967 and the record high for Sunday is 88º set back in 1971.
An upper wave starts to push clouds into the Borderland Sunday evening. This system will carry in just enough moisture to produce a few isolated thunderstorms late Monday evening. The cloud cover and slightly cooler air will drop our afternoon high temperatures into the upper 70's in both El Paso and Las Cruces.
The atmosphere dries out again late Tuesday and we are back into the 80's for the rest of the week.
An upper wave followed by a Pacific cold front with kick up the winds and perhaps a little Borderland dust both Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Chuck DeBroder, Chief Meteorologist
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