Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning in effect for today

Wx alert

A Wind Advisory and Red Flag Warning set to go in effect today.

A Wind Advisory will go into effect at noon until 8 p.m. Winds will come from the WSW at 25-35 mph and gusts 45+ mph. This means patchy blowing dust will be an issue for your afternoon and early evening commutes.

Here is a timeline of what you can expect as far as wind speeds throughout the day:

8 a.m. Winds exceed 20 mph and gusts exceed 30 mph; Red Flag Warning goes into effect

12 p.m. Winds exceed 30 mph and gusts exceed 40 mph; Wind Advisory goes into effect

2 p.m. Peak wind speeds and gusts until 5 p.m.; Winds reach 32 mph and gusts reach 46 mph

7 p.m. Winds at 30 mph, gusts at 41 mph; Red Flag Warning goes out of effect

8 p.m. Winds at 26 mph, gusts at 38 mph; Wind Advisory goes out of effect

Gusts will pick up around 8 a.m. but we are expecting to see peak winds between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

A Red Flag Warning also set to go into effect at 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Because of the strong winds, warm conditions, and low humidity levels we are discouraging any outdoor burning. 

Winds will become calm on Thursday but are expected to be breezy on Friday and Saturday. 

Because these winds are coming from the west this means we will continue to see warm and above average temperatures. Our forecast highs for today are in the upper 70s near 80°.

A slight cold front coming from the west will keep forecast highs in the upper 70s until later this weekend. 

We are looking to see forecast highs back in the 80s by Sunday. A warming trend will then increase temperatures to become nearly 10° above normal for the start of next week.

As of right now it looks like our next near 90° day will be next Tuesday.

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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