KTXS Forecast: Cold front arrival will bring a range of temperatures today


ABILENE, Texas - The forecast gets a bit tricky today all thanks to an arctic cold front that will slowly move south into the Big Country. As of Thursday morning, high temperatures are forecast to warm to the upper 60s and lower 70s along and south of I-20. To the north of the interstate, temperatures may peak out in the upper 50s. Cloud cover will also gradually increase through the day.

If the front moves faster and farther south, temperatures will need to be trended downward.

Tonight, the cold front should sag just to the south of I-20 before stalling out. Overnight lows will range from the middle and upper 30s north of I-20 to the upper 40s and middle 50s ahead of where the front hangs up. Mostly cloudy skies and a few light passing showers will be possible as well. Rainfall totals should remain less than a quarter of an inch.

Cloudy skies and light rain chances continue into Friday with high temperatures ranging from the upper 40s to the middle 50s.

The stalled out front should begin lifting north on Saturday but temperatures will remain cool as cloud cover stays in place. High temps should reach the 50s once again. Light passing showers will also be possible.

On Sunday, we will be track a strong disturbance to the west that will push across Texas. This system will bring back very breezy south-southwest winds with gusts up to 40 mph possible. Showers will be likely but a few strong thunderstorms cannot be ruled out. Lightning and heavy rainfall are the primary concerns but brief strong winds cannot be ruled out. Cloudy skies should begin to break down with temperatures warming to the lower 60s.

Isolated showers will still be a possibility on Monday and Tuesday but will mainly be confined to areas east of Abilene. Otherwise, look for partly sunny skies with high temps in the 50s for Monday and upper 40s to lower 50s on Tuesday.

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