Weather Authority Alert: Potential Damaging winds Wednesday

El Paso News
High Wind Warning

El Paso hit its first 90-degree high for 2019. In fact, the Sun City broke record highs for the first time this month. But this heat isn’t going to stick around too long. 

A strong storm system from the west will continue to track east and bring in potentially damaging winds with a big cool down following the high winds event. 

El Paso will see a High Wind Warning to take effect Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the strongest winds and gusts impacting mainly the East and Northeast part of the city. 

The way it breaks down is as follows: 

8 a.m.: 30 mph sustained winds. 

Noon: 45 mph sustained winds. 

5 p.m.: 55 mph sustained winds 

8 p.m.: 35 mph sustained winds. 

Our strongest gusts will arrive anywhere between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Keep in mind these winds are strong enough to bring down trees and power lines and cause reduced visibility due to blowing dust. 

Winds will stay in the forecast through Thursday, before backing off a bit Friday. Highs will drop to the upper 60s Saturday with a slight chance of rain. 

Make sure to limit your time outdoors Wednesday and tie down any outdoor belongings. 

Another round of windy weather will return next week. 

A KTSM 9 News Weather Authority Alert is issued whenever a severe weather event is expected which could disrupt and impact Borderland residents. Details on how to take action, timing of the weather event and the areas affected will be provided every time an alert is issued. 

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