Strong Winds and Record Heat Today

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Breezy west winds will bring warmer temperatures to the region today. Highs will be near 80 this afternoon. The record high for today is 78, so it will certainly be challenged.
Southwest winds 15-25mph are expected. Skies will be sunny to mostly sunny.

Slightly cooler temperatures are expected on Thursday. However, it will not be much cooler. Highs will still reach into the mid 70’s, which is still almost 20 degrees above normal for this time of year.

The coolest temperatures will arrive on Friday and continue through the weekend.
Highs will be in the 50’s and lows will be in the 30’s and 40’s through early next week.

Rain chances will increase along with the clouds and cooler temperatures. Here in the Permian Basin, it appears that temperatures will be just a bit too warm for ice or snow, so expect a good rain and even thunderstorm event.
Further north and east, temperatures will fall below the threshold needed for ice. This will be the case for much of Oklahoma, North Texas and even as far south and west as Snyder, Texas.
Travel will be impacted east of Colorado City on I-20 and north toward Lubbock.
There will also be a round of snow and ice in the Sacramento Mountains this weekend.