Weather Authority Alert : El Paso’s first freeze coming Tuesday

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Update: El Paso County is under a wind advisory from noon to 9pm Monday. Winds will come from the Northwest at 20-30+ mph, and gusts will be at 40+ mph.  

Original: El Paso County will, also, be under a freeze warning from 9pm Monday to 10am Tuesday. 

We are under a Weather Authority Alert because two cold fronts that will drop our high temperatures 15-20° below normal.

A pacific cold front made its way in overnight and shifted the winds to the North. Then, a second cold front will bring Arctic air into the borderland Monday afternoon. This will increase our wind speeds, meaning we could possibly see wind advisory levels.

These strong winds will make wind chill a factor in our weather for today, meaning that temperatures feel 10° cooler than they actually are.

As for tonight, many parts of the borderland are expected to see the first freeze of the season. Low temperatures are expected to be in the low 20’s. This means you will want to stay indoors, bring pets and plants inside, and cover any exposed pipes to avoid them from freezing. 

Tuesday will be slightly warmer by a couple degrees, but a good amount of cold air will remain in the area. However, wind speeds are expected to decrease. 

We start to see a warming trend throughout the rest of the week and will start to see more seasonal temperatures by the weekend. 

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