Week's Weather, El Paso Rain Totals

Week's Weather, El Paso Rain Totals

POSTED: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 9:31am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:26pm

The weather is about to take a drastic turn in the Borderland. The coolest weather we've seen in since mid-April will roll in tonight on the heels of a strong cold front. This front is being pushed our way thanks to a strong upper level trough in the Jet Stream. This morning temperatures were only in the 30s and 40s in parts of Colorado and Wyoming. There were reports of snow above 6000 feet in the Rockies of Colorado this morning. This frigid air is surging our way. Naturally it will be modified as it sinks south. After temperatures in and around 90 today we'll see some locations struggle to reach 70 for highs tomorrow. The air is relatively dry across the region, so expect nothing more than a stray shower or two, mainly in the mountains next few days with our cold front. Though there are some indications of rain Wednesday and Thursday, for now clouds are in the forecast with dry skies outside of that. We had four straight days of measurable rain in the Borderland starting last Wednesday and ending Saturday night. This was the longest stretch of rain this year and helped El Paso make up for a mostly dry monsoon season. Rain totals for the four day period were 1.91 inches Wednesday to Saturday before drier weather rolled in for Sunday. With little to no chance for rain next several days, it seems mother nature may be shutting down the monsoon for the year.

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