Rain Showers and Some Thunderstorms Are Headed to the Borderland

Weather Talk

POSTED: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 1:13pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:53pm

A Baja of California upper level storm system will sweep in moisture and help produce much needed rain

Good weather news on Good Friday! The Borderland finally has chance rain starting Friday evening.  I am watching out Interactive radar right now and there is a large area of showers traveling our way from Arizona! Today's "Weather Talk" is going to be a break down of the next "Week's Worth of Weather".

Some moisture has been mixing in from the east since a weak cool front pushed in early Thursday, An upper level wave is headed our way from the Baja of California pulling in and carrying in Pacific additional moisture from the west. The Borderland rain window is from Friday afternoon through Saturday night. This upper level disturbance will track along the U.S-Mexican border headed toward the Borderland. Showers and isolated thunderstorms will pop and move into southwestern New Mexico Friday evening, and then they will spread into the metro areas of Las Cruces and El Paso by Friday night.

The first section of the upper trough will travel in Friday night, followed by a second upper level low Saturday afternoon and evening. The skies will be cloudy Friday night through Saturday night with isolated to scattered showers with even a few thunderstorms. There is enough available moisture will be enough for some be briefly moderate to heavy rainfall. Some dying thunderstorms could produce 40 to 50+mph This upper wave and low will move east of the Borderland keeping our outdoor Easter activities Sunday dry and the skies will become mostly sunny.

An upper level ridge of high pressure will build in to really warm up Monday and Tuesday to the upper 80’s to the 90º mark Tuesday. Another more powerful upper wave will track in late Wednesday in pass to our north on Thursday. This will result in increasing wind for Wednesday and Thursday, with blowing dust and potential 45 to 50+mph.

Friday-Mostly cloudy skies, breezy with a 40% chance of evening rain, High 82º

Saturday-Cloudy skies, breezy, a 50% chance of rain, High 76º

Sunday-Easter-Morning clouds then sunny, light winds, High 81º

Monday-Mostly sunny, just a breeze, much warmer High of 86º

Tuesday- Mostly Sunny, breezy, a very warm High of 91º

Wednesday- Partly Cloudy , breezy to windy P.M.., High of 85º

Thursday-Mostly Sunny, windy, dusty, High of 80º

Friday- Mostly Sunny, dry, less wind, very warm, High of 76º

Now some isolated locations in the Borderland could get .25” to .50” of much needed rainfall. Other locations may not see a drop. Most of the Borderland needs quite a bit of rain to get out of Fire Danger and much more than that to begin to recover from our region’s drought.

I wish everyone and excellent Easter weekend and I hope some of us at least win the rain lottery and receive some good, soaking rain.

Chuck DeBroder, Chief Meteorologist
KTSM, NewsChannel 9, NBC, El Paso, TX
www.twitter.com/ Chuck DeBroder NC9 @wxchuckNC9

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