Strong Late Season Cold Front To Bring Changes Overnight 4/22/13
Monday Weather Update
Greg Morgan Ė Chief Meteorologist
A very warm day is expected across West Texas! Look for sunny skies and west winds at 15-20mph. Temperatures will climb into the mid 90ís for a large part of the area. Highs will even reach the upper 90ís over the Trans Pecos. However, BIG changes are on the way! Donít be fooled!
After a warm, if not downright hot day in the Basin on Monday, another strong, late season cold front will plow into the area overnight. Expect a very strong northerly wind on Tuesday as you wake up. Winds speeds of 25-35mph with gusts to near 50mph are likely. Areas of blowing dust will reduce visibility during your Tuesday morning commute. Expect temperatures to plunge behind the front! Highs will be almost 40 degrees cooler on Tuesday! Mid to upper 50ís look like a good bet for all but the southern counties on Tuesday afternoon.
Overnight lows will plunge in the wake of the front, mentioned above. Expect a temperature in the mid 30ís for a large part of the Permian Basin by Wednesday morning.
Highs temperatures will bounce back after the cold front exits the area. Look for highs in the 60ís on Wednesday, 70ís on Thursday and 80ís on Friday. However, the wind will likely remain strong each day through at least Friday.
Highs will be in the 80ís over the weekend. However, the wind forecast will be a bit more difficult. For now, Iíve opted to stay away from the breezy or windy wording, pending a little more data. However, I do think wind will be present! Be sure to stay tuned through the rest of the week for evolving forecasts regarding the weekend wind.