KTXS Forecast: More arctic air works into the Big Country


ABILENE, Texas - Frigid temperatures are forecast to stick around for the next few days. Wind chill values are likely to reach the single digits during this time.

For today, we are tracking a frigid day with more arctic air working into the Big Country. Along I-20 and northward, high temperatures will not climb out of the 30s. South of I-20, some locations may be able to reach the lower 40s this afternoon before quickly cooling back into the 30s. Partly sunny skies are also expected with a blustery north wind at 10 to 20 mph. When you factor in the wind speeds, wind chill values will range from 15 to 25 degrees.

Tonight, mostly cloudy skies will build in with overnight lows dropping to the upper teens to low 20s. A northeast wind direction will go into effect at 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values will range from 5 to 15 degrees.

We are tracking a chance for a few snow flurries overnight into Friday morning for the northern half of the Big Country. No accumulation is expected. Morning commute troubles are not anticipated but be cautious of bridges and overpasses.

Through the day Friday, high temperatures will range from the middle 20s to near freezing with mostly cloudy skies. Northeast winds at 5 to 15 mph will continue to create wind values ranging from the 15 to 25 degree range. Snow flurries will still be possible across areas north of I-20. A light dusting of snow to even half of an inch could be possible by the evening hours on Friday for areas north of Throckmorton, Haskell, to Aspermont line.

Skies will clear out Friday night and wind speeds will also slow down. This will help temperatures drop back into the teens.

On Saturday, sunny skies and our wind direction slowly turning back out of the south will help us warm to the upper 30s.

A south wind goes back into effect on Sunday which will help continue to bring warm air back into the area. High temps should get into the 40s with sunny skies.

By the start of next week, high temperatures should continue to warm as a ridge of high pressure builds to our southwest. 60s are expected on Monday and then near 70 degree readings by Tuesday afternoon with sunny skies on both days.

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