KTXS Forecast: Bitter cold, snow flurries possible in the Big Country


ABILENE, Texas - Bitter cold weather will become a distant memory as we begin to move into next week.

Make sure to layer up today. Temperatures will not warm above freezing as we top out in the 20s. Wind chill values will range from 15 to as low as 0 degrees. Cloudy skies will stay in place today but begin to breakdown by this evening.

Snow flurries will be possible for areas along and north of I-20 beginning by mid-morning and lasting as late as mid-afternoon. No significant accumulation is expected. However, up to 1/2" could be measured in areas north of a Throckmorton to Aspermont line. A few very local pockets of snow accumulation of up to 1" may be possible in that same area to the north.

Tonight, skies will clear out and temperatures will drop back down into the teens. A north wind of 5 to 10 mph will remain in effect.

The ridge of high pressure that has helped funnel the arctic air into Texas will shift east. This will allow a southerly wind flow to return. Sunny skies and that south wind will help warm us up to the upper 30s Saturday afternoon.

That south wind and a building ridge of high pressure to our southwest will continue our warming trend with sunshine and middle to upper 40s expected for Sunday.

By Monday, high temperatures are forecast to climb into the 60s and then 70s for Tuesday through Thursday of next week with mostly sunny skies.

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