Much Cooler Today

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CHILLY is the word this morning! Expect temperatures in the 30’s and wind chill readings in the 20’s for many this morning. The good news is that the winds that affected the area yesterday afternoon/evening have died down to a 5-10mph range and that is where I expect the winds to stay through the day.
Highs will climb back into the lower 60’s today, under partly cloudy skies.

Slightly warmer conditions are expected on Thursday and Friday. Lows will be in the neighborhood of 40 and highs will be in the mid to upper 60’s.

Even warmer weather is expected this weekend. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs will be in the 70’s and lows will be closer to 50! Enjoy this bit of warmer air while you can because big changes are expected next week.

All of the long range models show deeper troughing over the southwest United States and a cold front pushing into the area on Monday night.

There is still a lot of uncertainty regarding the depth of the cold air, the dynamics that will be in place and the amount of moisture. However, it does appear that precipitation will develop and some of it, especially above 5500 feet would have the potential to fall as snow. Don’t get your hopes up for a snow day, it looks like a dusting at best and only over the mountains but it’s the first chance of winter weather in the viewing area, so it will be watched closely.
Further east, in the Permian Basin, a cold rain appears likely. However, the temperature profiles only support rain at this time.