We started off with a mild 59F in Las Cruces which is right about the normal for this day. The expected high for Las Cruces could reach 97F, 98 in Columbus, 96 in Lordsburg, and 99 in El Paso. Yesterday's high was 98F here in Las Cruces on the campus of NMSU. The long term 1959-2011 normal high for today is 93F. Winds could be higher in the Bootheel region and in Sierra County today with most areas seeing westerly and westsouthwest winds.