Much Warmer Today But...

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Foggy conditions have once again been an issue over the SE New Mexico Plains, the western Permian Basin and the upper Trans Pecos, prompting the issuance of a Dense Fog Advisory until 10amCST.

Unlike yesterday, the low clouds and fog will mix out quickly, fostering sunny to mostly sunny conditions in the afternoon. Highs will be in the neighborhood of 80 across the Permian Basin and above 80 in the usual hot spots.
Look for a southwesterly wind at 5-15mph this afternoon.

Early on Wednesday, the winds will shift to the north in the wake of a cold front. This front will come through the area between 6 and 10am, depending on your location. The northern counties will see a fropa around 6 and along I-10 is will be closer to 10.
Winds will be a bit gusty along the front but will back down to around 12-15mph in the afternoon hours.
No rain is expected with this front. However, some cooler air can be expected. Highs will be in the lower to mid 70’s, which is roughly ten degrees cooler than today but still warmer than Monday’s high.

Warmer conditions will return to the area on Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the upper 70’s on Thursday. On Friday, the record high will be challenged as temperatures climb into the mid 80’s.

Another cold front is expected to move through the area on Friday night. I don’t expect any rain with this boundary. However, this front will pack a little more cold air behind it. Highs will only reach the lower to mid 60’s on Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows will be in the upper 30’s and lower 40’s.