Cold Front Working Its Way South.
Cooler air is working southward through the area this morning behind a cold front. A deck of stratocumulus clouds has formed over parts of the area behind the front, these clouds will burn off later today. Northerly winds are gusting up to around 30-35 mph along and behind the front. This front will continue to push southward today into west Texas. Most of southeastern New Mexico should only see high temperatures today and Monday in the 80's.
A few scattered thunderstorms may pop up this afternoon and evening mostly across west Texas. A few of these storms may approach severe limits later this afternoon and evening and produce marginally severe hail and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts.
Tuesday will see a rapid warm up across southeastern New Mexico and west Texas. After a couple of days in the 80's our afternoon high temperatures are forecast to jump up into the upper 90's. Wednesday looks downright hot with high temps ranging from 99 -105. Thursday into Saturday will be hot as well with highs hovering around 100-degrees.
More Hot-Dry-Windy Weather Next Week.
Hot, dry, windy weather will be in store for the area Wednesday and Thursday as an upper-level trough of low pressure swings across northern New Mexico. So it appears that blast furnace weather will return to the area by the middle of next week. The fire danger will likely increase as well.
Potential For Severe Thunderstorms Memorial Day Weekend?
All eyes will be on the potential development of a strong closed mid-upper level low dropping southward into the Desert Southwest by next weekend. There will be the potential for the dryline to sharpen up and become active as this potent late spring storm ejects disturbances northeastward across the area. Severe thunderstorms may very well be a possibility across E & SE NM, as well as parts of west Texas, Memorial Day Weekend into the first of the Memorial Day Week.
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