Red Flag Warning plus A Wind Advisory
A Red Flag Warning is currently in effect up until 8 P.M.
This means windy conditions for the Las Cruces-Deming-El Paso area with westerly winds reaching speeds up to 40 mph and Gusts reaching speeds of up to 50+mph.
You mix that with our lack of moisture and you have critical fire weather conditions for the borderland.
Be careful if you have to operate gas or electrical powered machinery outside. And of course out door burning is strongly discouraged.
A Wind Advisory is in effect from 2 P.M.. to 9 P.M. for the entire Borderland.
This is thanks to a low pressure system that is sweeping through the region from the North right now.
Our winds are expected to increase later on this afternoon and result in cooler temperatures for Sunday.
This system will travel just to the north and east producing a slight chance of snow over the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains and rain for our region.
This Cold Front that is pushing through the borderland will cool us down some 10 to 12 degrees from Saturday’s high temperatures.
But don't worry, this cool weather won't last long.
A high pressure system will but up it's shields clearing us from those clouds and cold fronts and we will be warming back up by Monday lasting through Tuesday.
A weak cold front will kick up the winds and drop the temperatures 5 or so degrees again late Wednesday.
-Forecaster Monica Cortez