Heavy rain and thunderstorms rolled across the Borderland on Wednesday, bringing cooler temperatures to the El Paso area.
In addition to several crashes across the region, Trans Mountain Road was closed in both directions Wednesday due to rock slides caused by the rainfall, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said.
The high in El Paso on Wednesday was expected to be near 80 degrees, with a wind from the east of around 11 mph. The chance of precipitation for the rest of the day was 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch were forecast, with higher amounts possible due to thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
Scattered showers Wednesday night were in the forecast, with a low of around 69 degrees.
The National Weather Service forecast a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday, mainly before noon. The day was expected to be partly sunny, with a high near 86 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. In the evening, expect a 30% chance of showers, with thunderstorms after midnight, when conditions were forecast to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 72 degrees, according to the NWS.
El Pasoans also should expect a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday, which should be partly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees and gusts as high as 23 mph. Showers and thunderstorms are likely after midnight, when the night should be cloudy with a low around 70 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 70% Friday night.
The rain and clouds will keep the area's high temperatures well below average. Winds will be from the east at 10 mph to 15 mph, with occasional gusts. The cooler, wetter weather looks to last into the coming weekend.
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: El Pasoans can expect cooler weather and rain heading into the weekend