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KTXS Forecast: Lingering morning shower, then drier air moving in from the west

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ABILENE, Texas - For today, a few lingering showers will be possible through at least the mid-morning hours for areas east and southeast of Abilene. Elsewhere, drier weather will begin to work back from west to east. Cloudy skies will slowly break down through the day with some sunshine possible just before sunset. High temperatures should peak to the upper 50s. A light north wind at 5 to 10 mph will become southerly by the evening.

Skies will continue to clear out overnight with lows ranging from the upper 30s to middle 40s. Wind speeds will increase to 5 to 15 mph out of the southwest.

Sunny skies go into full effect Thursday along with a breezy southwest wind. Speeds will range from 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph being possible. High temperatures will climb to the upper 60s.

A front will push through on Friday from west to east but no precipitation will accompany it. Instead, additional dry air will push in from the west. A breezy southwest wind will stay in effect at 15 to 25 mph. High temperatures should return to the upper 60s and even lower 70s under mostly sunny skies.

On Saturday, we will be tracking yet another low pressure system that will sweep across Texas early Sunday morning. Ahead of the cold front, a small isolated shower cannot be ruled out from developing. Otherwise, look for partly sunny skies and continued breezy conditions from the southwest.

After the front swings across the Big Country, Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny and slightly cooler with high temps peaking in the upper 50s to low 60s. The big weather story on Sunday will be the wind speeds. Behind the cold front, north-northwest winds are forecast to be sustained between 20 and 30 mph with gusts up to 40 to 45 mph being possible.

Wind speeds do slow on Monday with sunny skies and highs in the 60s returning through at least Tuesday.

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