KTXS Forecast: Severe weather potential for Sunday night

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ABILENE, Texas - Sunday night the Big Country is looking at what is likely to be our first round of severe weather for 2017. The Storm Prediction Center has the region in a marginal to slight risk box which means strong winds, heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail are likely. Though the risk is low, an isolated tornado is possible along the main line of the system as it move through. Currently the time frame for the bad weather will be between 10 pm Sunday through 4 am Monday with the areas at greatest risk being towards our southeastern counties. Lows tonight will cool to the mid/ upper 40s with building cloud cover and south winds a t 5-10 mph.

Monday however is looking to be sunny to mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s/ low 70s with breezy west winds at 10-15 mph. Monday night will be mostly clear with lows in the mid-40s.

On Tuesday highs will reach the mid/ upper 50s due to a cold front that will move through the region during the day. Skies will remain mostly sunny with winds switching to the north at 10-15 mph. Tuesday night lows cool to the low/ mid-30s with mostly clear skies.

Wednesday through Friday high temperatures will stay below normal in the upper 30/ low 40s with mostly sunny to partly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Lows during this time will be in the mid to upper 20, which is well below freezing and northeast winds at 5-15 mph.

For the coming weekend, conditions currently look like they will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with highs warming to the upper 40s/ low 50s.

Have a great day! We will keep you updated about any and all changes as storms move through the region tonight.