It’s a little muggy to start the day here in the Permian Basin, with dry air west of the Pecos River. Expect a little dew on the windshield this morning.
West winds will quickly prevail today, allowing temperatures to climb into the mid and even upper 70’s across the Permian Basin. A few spots out west and south could hit 80!
The warm up isn’t expected to last though. A cold front will race southward through the area this afternoon. Behind the front, north winds 15-25mph with a few gusts above 30mph are expected. This front will make it to I-20 around 5pm, then move south through the rest of the area through midnight.
Much colder temperatures are expected overnight in the wake of the cold front mentioned above. Look for a temperature in the mid 30’s to start the day on Wednesday (roughly 20 degrees cooler than this morning).
Highs will reach into the 60’s each day for the rest of the week.
Another cold front will blow through the area on Thursday. I don’t really expect a huge drop in temperature with Thursday’s front. However, the winds will once again increase (15-25mph with a few higher gusts).
Neither cold front this week will produce much in the way of rain. There is a very slight chance (less than 10%) of a few showers over the Big Bend and southern Terrell County around midnight as the front moves through tonight.
Over the weekend, we will see an increase in temperatures. Highs will climb back into the 70’s, under partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies.