Weather Authority Alert: Thunderstorm chances increase tonight, highs in the 60s tomorrow

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A strong backdoor arriving today will drop temperatures 15° tomorrow, as well as contribute to possible thunderstorm activity tonight.

Today will be the last mild and mostly dry day that we see for the next week.

A cold front coming in from our east will make its way in this afternoon into this evening. This front will meet up with an upper low pressure system that will arrive tonight.

With the front and upper low both coming in, this means we will see isolated thunderstorm kick up activity tonight.

Here is what our rain and thunderstorm chances look like for the coming days:

  • Tonight: A 60% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Windy as winds come from the east at 20-25 mph and gusts 35 mph.
  • Friday: A 70% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Windy as winds come from the 20-25 mph and gusts 25 mph. We could see isolated thunderstorms with possible hail and damaging winds. 
  • Friday night: A 70% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Saturday: A 20% chance of showers; conditions dry up for Saturday night.
  • Sunday: Another upper low arrives; a 40% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms.
  • Sunday night: A 60% chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms with possible hail and damaging winds. 
  • Monday: A 40% chance of showers and morning/ afternoon isolated thunderstorms. Conditions dry out Monday night.

As of right now it looks like we will start to see rain chances around 9 p.m. in El Paso. These showers don’t look to spark up any strong thunderstorms tonight, but if we do see them they will be very isolated. You can expect to see showers into your overnight hours as well. 

Friday is when we will see our next major change as our cold front will drop forecast highs 15° from today, which will put us 20°  below normal. Friday’s forecast highs will be in the upper 50s and low-to-mid 60s across the borderland.

Friday will also hold a chance for isolated thunderstorms and widespread showers. We are tracking this storm closely as we could see strong winds and possible hail with these isolated thunderstorms. There is also a chance for locally heavy rainfall.

Saturday will dry up just a little bit, but we are still keeping a slight chance of showers in the forecast. 

We will also see forecast highs below normal and in the 70s throughout the weekend and into early next week.

On Sunday another upper low will come into the area which will not only increase rain chances once again, but also put thunderstorm chances back into the forecast.

We will see rain and thunderstorm chances linger in the forecast on Monday as well.

Tuesday looks to be warmer and drier, only keeping rain chances in high mountain areas. Above average temperatures will be back in the forecast by Wednesday.

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