Warm & Breezy Today - Cooler Tuesday - Thursday.
Another upper-level storm located over southern Nevada early this morning will swing across northern New Mexico today into tomorrow. As long as these storms take a northern route across the state, southeastern New Mexico has little chance of seeing any meaningful precipitation.
Today will be breezy and warm with our afternoon highs again climbing up into the low-mid 70's Southwesterly winds at around 20 mph will gust up to near 35 mph across the southeastern plains this afternoon.
West Texas Today-
Scattered t-storms are forecast to erupt along and east of the dryline across West Texas later this afternoon and evening. Some of these will become severe and produce large hail, and damaging t-storm wind gusts in excess of 58 mph, along with deadly frequent cloud to ground lightning. The best chances for severe t-storms will be across the eastern Permian Basin later this afternoon and evening.
Sacramento Mountains Today-
A Wind Advisory has been issued by the El Paso National Weather Service Office for today for the southern Sacramento mountains. Southwest-west winds sustained at around 25-35G45 mph are forecast for the Cloudcroft-Mayhill-Weed-Sacramento-Pinion-High Rolls areas this afternoon. The higher elevations of the Sacramento mountains around Cloudcroft have a 20% chance of seeing scattered snow showers today and tonight. Ruidoso has a 20% chance of seeing scattered rain showers today and snow showers tonight. Significant accumulations are not expected at this time.
Tonight Into Thursday-
A Pacific cold front will sweep eastward across the local area this afternoon, this will bring cooler temperatures to the area tomorrow into Thursday. Highs tomorrow will range from the low-mid 60's. A re-enforcing shot of cooler air Tuesday night will keep our daytime highs down into the low-mid 50's on Wednesday, and the upper 50's to low 60's on Thursday. Overnight low temperatures Wednesday morning will be in the 20's across SE NM.
Long-range computer models continue to hint at a stormy period from this upcoming weekend into next week. A series of storm upper-level storms are forecast to dive southward into the area and keep our weather unsettled. The first storm is due around next Saturday, and may produce some decent snowfall totals across the mountains.
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