KTXS Forecast: Rain chances, cooler temperatures return for Tuesday


ABILENE, Texas - For today, cloud cover should steadily increase as an upper level disturbance to the west begins introducing showers to West-Central Texas. Showers could start during the mid to late morning hours for areas south of I-20. To the north, rainfall will be likely during the afternoon time frame. High temperatures should peak near 50 degrees with a light wind from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.

Showers may linger into the nighttime hours but will push east after midnight. By sunrise, just a stray shower will be possible for areas east of Abilene. Overnight lows are forecast to drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s. A light north wind a 5 mph is also expected.

Rainfall amounts from this system could range from a tenth of an inch upwards to half of an inch.

A stray shower could be possible for areas east of Abilene around sunrise Wednesday but all activity will pushed east by noon. Skies will clear out from west to east with mostly sunny skies prevailing by late afternoon. High temperatures should warm to the upper 50s.

Breezy conditions return for both Thursday and Friday as a series of low pressure systems sweep over the Rockies. No rain chances are expected with the first front that arrives Friday. Instead, more dry air will move into place and sunny skies will continue.

Another system will sweep across Texas on Saturday. This front will continue breezy weather in the Big Country. At this time, models are indicating a small chance for an isolated shower but most folks should stay dry with partly sunny skies. High temperatures should be able to warm into the 60s.

A windy day is forecast on Sunday as yet another dry cold front swings through Texas. Southerly winds could be sustained between 20 and 30 mph. High temperatures back in the 60s with sunny skies are also anticipated.

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