A Winter Storm Warning is posted for El Paso, Dona Ana, Otero, Hudspeth, and Culberson Counties until 5 AM Monday. Though the heaviest snowfall has passed, we could still see periodic flurries and light snow overnight. We are in for an extremely cold night with a low of 10.
This is dangerous for pets and pipes, so make plans to protect both right now. Black ice on roadways will be a serious threat. Drive only if absolutely necessary. The NE winds will range from 10-40 mph. By morning, the winds will die down and give way to freezing fog.
Monday will start out cloudy and extremely cold with freezing fog. By mid-morning, the skies will be partly to mostly cloudy as the winds slowly shift around from the SW at 10-20 mph. This will warm us up to 39. Tuesday will be partly to mostly cloudy and gusty with a high of 55. The SW winds will gust to near 40 mph in advance of another cold front. We could see a few rain showers late Tuesday night. Another cold front blows in on Wednesday with a high of 44*. A much lighter wintry mix of rain and flurries will be possible on Wednesday but nothing like Sunday. Thursday will be sunny and 50. Friday will be sunny and 67. Saturday will be sunny and 73. Sunday will be breezy, sunny, and 70.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says all previously reported closures have been cleared and roadways are now reopened except for Transmountain Road.
The El Paso Electric company has reported sparse power outages in the evening. None have impacted large groups of homes. The biggest to note impacting the Desierto Plaza community off of Redd Road and Resler Drive.
The city of El Paso says library curbside pickup service will be suspended on Monday due to freezing weather.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso announced the campus will delay opening until noon on Monday. All in-person classes will resume in the afternoon and employees currently working on campus will be able to return to their offices once the campus opens.
Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso clinics will delay opening until noon. Virtual and online classes resume as scheduled and employees working remotely will work regular hours as scheduled.
The Texas Department of Transportation El Paso Office says Transmountain Road will remain closed at least until Tuesday or until conditions are safe due to wintry weather conditions. TxDOT crews will be working on areas of Interstate-10, Loop 375 and U.S. 54 to address wintry challenges.
The El Paso Independent School District cancelled Monday practices for athletic teams and has postponed games scheduled on Feb. 15 due to weather conditions. Rescheduled games are to be announced.
Ysleta Independent School District students will participate in online learning at regularly scheduled times on Monday due to freezing temperatures.
Eastwood High School Girl’s Basketball Bi-District game in Fort Stockton on Monday postponed until Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The YWCA says childcare centers and gyms will open at 10 a.m. on Monday. But say they’ll continue to keep an eye on weather and safety conditions.