All aboard the El Paso Weather Roller Coaster.

Although nights have been on the chilly side lately with an occasional below freezing morning, daytime temperatures have remained relatively mild this winter. But forecasters say that will change for a few days beginning Thursday, January 20.

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A cold front blowing in Wednesday evening is expected to drop afternoon highs on Thursday by 10 – 15 degrees to the mid-40s and overnight/morning lows are anticipated to be below freezing Friday morning.

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After about a 10 degree warm up on Friday, a second cold front will push in on Saturday. The TV weather guys are saying this cold front comes the potential for a snow-rain mix, but the National Weather Service El Paso isn’t as optimistic.

Here’s the hot take on the “Area Forecast Discussion” they shared on the website:

[Saturday’s] system does seem to be moisture starved. Heading into late Sunday, this system seems to dance around the area…before taking a more northeastward track right around us leaving us with only minor precipitation accumulations.

However, if this system were to shift more to the west, it could bring in some healthy moisture from the south into the area making for a more interesting forecast.

But, this outcome does not seem likely at the moment.

So, at this point the wintry mix may not pan out, but you never know; Mother Nature does what Mother Nature wants.

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It will be a cold weekend, though.

Early morning temps Saturday through Monday morning will be below freezing and afternoon highs will climb to the mid-50s, so have your fuzzy socks and flannel pajamas at the ready.

Of course, all that means is that this weekend holds the potential that at some point during each day I will be found hunched over a steaming bowl of Caldo de Res. Yup, I’m that guy.

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