KTXS Forecast: Patchy fog, then sunny skies, then brief Tuesday rain chance


ABILENE, Texas - Patchy dense will be possible through at least the mid to late morning hours. Afterwards, sunny skies will be returning across the Big Country. This will help get high temperatures into the upper 50s to lower 60s along and north of I-20. To the south of the interstate, high temps will top out in the middle 60s to upper 60s. We will start with a southwest wind at 5 to 10 mph but it will eventually come from the north this afternoon due to a weak cold front. No rain chances will come from the front as it passes through.

Partly cloudy skies return tonight. Overnight lows should drop back into the middle and upper 30s. A light north wind will continue at 5 to 10 mph.

That cold front will stall out along South Texas. As the front stalls out, a weak upper level disturbance will swing across that front from the west. It will help surge moisture over the top of the front and provide rain chances to the Big Country on Tuesday.

Light passing showers and possibly a rumble of thunder will be expected during the day Tuesday and stick around through at least midnight. Also, look for persistent cloudiness through the day with cooler high temperatures as readings top out in the 50s.

Rainfall estimates are forecast to range from a tenth of an inch to half of an inch. Some localized amounts of three quarters of an inch cannot be ruled out.

Drier weather returns on Wednesday with mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies. High temperatures should warm into the middle and upper 50s.

Sunny skies return Thursday and Friday with temperatures warming to the upper 60s.

A compact disturbance may be able to contribute a rain chance to the forecast on Saturday. At this time, an isolated shower cannot be ruled out. Otherwise, look for partly cloudy skies and mid-60s.

Mostly sunny skies and low 60s will be possible Sunday.

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