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Check out these striking fall leaves at Las Cruces captured by Penny Duncklee. Beautiful, isn’t it? So why do El Paso leaves take so long to turn red, yellow and orange? Some trees have changed (sort of), but we’re a little late. We just got too hot. Our average high for the first 13 days of this month was 77 degrees! As the nights are colder in Las Cruces they have the most festive trees. Here are your forecasts …

SATURDAY EVENING: The sky will be clear, and the low will drop to 40 at the airport, close to 35 in the valley. Winds will be calm at 10 mph and variable in direction.
FORECAST: Sunday will be even nicer than Saturday and a few degrees warmer. With a maximum of 79, enjoy perfectly sunny skies and light NW winds at 5-10 mph. Monday is back to the 80s for a few days. Under sunny skies, Monday’s high pressure will hit 80 thanks to hot, dry southwest breezes at 5-20 mph. Those hot, dry winds got a bit stronger on Tuesday, gusting to nearly 30 mph. Tuesday will be sunny with a high of 82. On Wednesday, the cold front will blow. Expect partly cloudy skies and northwest winds with gusts to nearly 40 mph. The high will be 75. Winds will ease Thursday, but cool air will mean a high of just 69. Temperatures start to climb quickly for Friday with sunshine and a high of 76. We remain well above normal throughout the weekend.

Dale D. Schrum