A Wind Advisory will take effect Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all of El Paso and Las Cruces.
These strong winds are thanks to a cold front moving in from the west, which will not only produce windy conditions, but rain chances as well. After the front moves in, cold and dry air will take over, leaving behind cooler afternoon highs.
Wind speeds: We will start off at 25 mph early in the morning and strengthen to 35 mph by 10am. Gusts will reach up to 50+ mph.
Timing: The strongest winds will move in between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. These winds will be wide spread, so all sides of the Sun City and the Mesilla Valley will feel these strong winds and gusts
Action: Make sure to secure your outdoor decorations, trash/recycling bins, and outdoor furniture. These winds will be strong enough to toss them around. Driving conditions will also be a problem for trucks, SUVs and semis, so make sure to drive with caution.
We will see highs dropping into the low 50s by Thursday, before we begin to warm up again this weekend.
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