Heads up, El Paso is expecting lower temperatures, rain, and potentially the first freeze of the winter season this coming weekend.  

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It's finally beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Local meteorologists expect temperatures to drop with highs in the 60s, scattered rains, and freezing temperatures that will have us bundled up from head to toe by the weekend.  

The first freeze of 2021 took place on Sunday, February 14th, during Winter Storm Uri, an unprecedented storm that caught most Texans off guard. 

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However, weather experts are projecting a dry, mild winter this year, which might wreak havoc on allergy sufferers.  

2021 has seen a lot of climate action, especially over the summer during a very active monsoon season that brought on floods due to torrential rains that transformed a desert city and its mountains to a lush green.  

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El Paso is not the only city to see a mild winter; most of the western and central regions of the United States will experience temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees above average for an extended period. Even places like Colorado are still waiting on a decent snowfall as temps, usually in the mid-40s in late November, are entering this month with highs in the low 70s.

But don't worry, while we are expecting highs in the 60s, some rain towards the end of the week with potential freezing temps for the weekend, rest assured that we're bound to see the sun peaking through as it always does. After all, we are nicknamed The Sun City for a reason.

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Now that temps are expected to drop, it's a good time for a friendly reminder to have a qualified professional inspect and clean your heating system. Also, keep in mind to never leave space heaters unattended or run them overnight while you are sleeping. And while you're at it, make sure to test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors because they can honestly save a life.

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