Monday will be the last day we see above average temperatures as two cold fronts and upper lows come into the area throughout the week.
For today, we will see forecast highs above average and in the upper 80s and lower 90s. In El Paso, our forecast high will be 90°.
Winds will be light in the morning but increase this afternoon as they come from the west southwest at 5-15 mph and gusts 20+ mph. Peak gusts will come between 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
An upper low with cold air will come in on Tuesday. This means we will see winds increase to become windy. As of right now it looks like winds will come at 20-25 mph, which is just below critical levels.
A cooling trend will also kick off on Tuesday as a cold front comes in. This will drop forecast highs 3°-5° on Tuesday, but will put temperatures near average.
Breezy conditions will also be apparent on Wednesday, as well as below normal temperatures in the lower 80s.
Thursday will be a slight tease for us as we will see a slight warm up and forecast highs back in average ranges, but it will also be the day our next upper low comes in from the west.
This system will combine with moisture that will come in from the east, meaning our rain and thunderstorm chances will increase as soon as Thursday night.
A 10% chance of showers will increase on Thursday, but will increase to 40% on Friday. As of right now it looks like we will see widespread showers and thunderstorms starting at 6 a.m. and last throughout the day.
Our best chance to see strong and severe thunderstorms will be on Friday as well.
A 30% chance of showers will be in the forecast on Saturday, and a 20% chance on Sunday morning.
Another cooling trend will kick off with this system, meaning we will see forecast highs dip down to the mid to upper 70s on Friday. This means we could be nearly 10° below average.
As of right now, it looks like forecast highs will stay in the 70s throughout the weekend and into early next week.