Isolated Storms Before Our First 100º Heat Wave!

Weather Talk

POSTED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:58pm

UPDATED: Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 8:07pm

The Borderland will see some area rainfall before we hit the first triple digit temperatures of the year!

We need more rain here in the drought stricken southwest and it appears as if some areas will receive some. Some parts of the Borderland saw some rainfall last Thursday and Friday and it looks like we may repeat that pattern again this week. Some of the moisture from former Hurricane, now Tropical Depression Amanda will edge into our region late Thursday into Friday. This will all happen before high pressure heats up some lowland areas of the Borderland, like El Paso to our first 100º temperatures of 2014! In today’s “Weather Talk” I will talk about the Borderland rain and thunderstorm chances, when we will heat up to the century mark and give you a daily weather break down of the next 7 days.

Amanda is now  a Post Tropical Cyclone with winds of 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph.  Late Friday Tropical Depression Amanda will be southeast of the Baja and drifting towards the Mexican Coast. An upper level trough is tracking into California on Friday as well. This system is sweeping some of Amanda's mid and high level moisture north and east. This moisture is pushing into the Borderland today, Thursday, through Friday. This injection of moisture will be enough to spark off isolated thunderstorms and showers over the Borderland. These storms will not produce heavy rainfall but they could have strong outflow winds that could produce dangerous haboobs. A Haboob is a dust storm created by down burst winds from a dying thunderstorm. These winds can be 60 to 80+ mph and cause damage and an almost instant, dramatic drop in visibility. The haboob last Thursday on I-10 near Lordsburg produced the terrible, tragic accident on I-10.

Most of the area showers and thunderstorms should fire off east of the area on Saturday as we begin to come under the influence of a large high pressure area aloft to our south. This will allow our temperatures to rise to their highest levels so far this year possibly reaching triple digits over the lowlands by Sunday and Monday. Dry weather is then expected to persist through the end of the Outlook period and beyond although the dry line will hang out just to the east of El Paso.

Thursday-Partly Cloudy, breezy with a 10% chance of an isolated storm High: 94º

Thursday Night- Partly cloudy, breezy, gusty outflow winds, 10% chance Low: 69º

Friday- Partly cloudy, breezy, 20% early and late storm chance, a very warm High: 97º

Friday Night-Partly cloudy skies, breezy 10% chance of a thunderstorm Low: 69º

Saturday-Partly cloudy to mostly sunny, breezy with a very warm High: 98º

Saturday Night- Some clouds, breezy with a warm Low: 72º

Sunday-Sunny, low end breezy with a hot afternoon, High: 100º

Sunday Night- Mostly clear skies, breezy to steady, warm Low: 71º

Monday- First Triple digit day of 2014! Breezy range winds 10-20+mph, a Record Breaking High: 103º!

Monday Night- Mostly clear skies, breezy with a warm sunrise Low: 73º

Tuesday-Blazing Sunshine, late day winds 10-25+mph, with a way too hot! a Record Breaking High: 104º!

Tuesday Night-Mostly Clear, lighter winds with a warm overnight Low: 71º

Wednesday- Mostly sunny, late clouds winds 10-25+mph afternoon hot of a Record Tying High: 103º!

Wednesday Night-Mostly Clear, breezy overnight and warm Low: 73º

Thursday- Mostly Sunny, cool front blows in, windy, winds 15-30+mph. High: 100º

Thursday Night-Mostly clear, windy to breezy, slightly cooler A.M... Low: 67º

Friday- Sunny skies, breezy range, winds 10-15+mph, not as warm High: 91º

Friday Night- Clear skies, breezy to steady winds, with a mild overnight Low: 69º

So we finally get into the “hot zone” as we say good bye to May and hello to June. June is our hottest month so it is time to prepare our selves. Make sure we have plans to stay indoors and find some cool spots in the late day hours. El Niño looks as if it is starting to kick in which means more moisture for the southwestern U.S. and the Borderland. The extra humidity and the area rainfall should keep out temperatures down. Even though the humid will make us feel hot, the desert will welcome any early rainfall.

Chuck DeBroder, Chief Meteorologist
KTSM, NewsChannel 9, NBC, El Paso, TX

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