Weather Authority Alert: Polar front will plunge Borderland temperatures


El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Temperatures will drop, winds will speed up and precipitation chances will increase into Monday evening and Tuesday. The Borderland will expect to see its first freeze Monday night.

The polar front with push through the southwest Monday into Tuesday. The upper system will provide the are with rain.

Rain is then expected to turn to snow as temperatures are expected to plummet into below freezing conditions Tuesday morning with temperatures expected to stay in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Watch for majority of the region.

El Paso and Las Cruces will see chances of rain and a snow mix increase to 50% into Tuesday.

Windy conditions will persist throughout the area at speeds of 10-25 mph Monday through Tuesday.

Precipitation chances will last until the end of Wednesday.

Temperatures will slowly begin to warm up into the 70s by Friday.

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