EL PASO, Texas (KTSM)- A slightly above average day expected today, just ahead of the arrival of a strong cold front.
Today, we are expecting a warmer day in the upper 70s to low 80s across the borderland.
In El Paso, we are forecasting a high of 81°, which is 5° above average.
In Las Cruces, we are forecasting a high of 80°, which is 4° above average.
Another mild and calm day is expected, with light winds coming from the west at 5-10 mph.
This will be short-lived, as we are tracking a strong cold front coming into the borderland tomorrow.
This cold front coming in from the north will drag in a plentiful amount of cold Canadian air.
This front will be strong enough to drop forecast highs 10° tomorrow. This will put forecast lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s across the borderland.
Winds are also expected to pick up as they come from the east at 20-25 mph and gusts 35 mph.
Thursday night, we are expecting low temperatures in the 30s. So make sure to get a heavy jacket ready for Friday morning.
By Friday, high temperatures are expected to be in the 60s. So we see another 10° drop from Thursday’s high temperatures.
This means we are expected to see a 20° drop from Wednesday to Friday.
Temperatures by the end of the week will be 15° below average.
By the weekend, forecast highs will be back in the 70s and slightly below average.
Our next cold front looks to arrive Sunday to Monday.
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