KTXS Forecast: Warmer, sunny Monday


ABILENE, Texas - For today, we will start out chilly with readings in the 30s and 40s then warm to the 70s this afternoon. Sunny skies will be in full effect with southwest to west winds at 5 to 15 mph.

Temperatures will get chilly tonight again with lows dropping into the lower 40s with some locations reaching the upper to middle 30s. Clear skies will also remain with a southwest wind at 5 to 15 mph.

High temperatures will return to the lower to middle 70s on Tuesday with sunny skies as a ridge of high pressure to our west remains in place aiding in the above normal temperatures.

On Wednesday, we will continue with sunny skies but we will be also tracking a weak frontal boundary pushing into Texas. No rain is anticipated or a lot of cooler air for that matter. High temperatures should still be able to warm above normal and into the middle to upper 60s.

By Thursday, cooler air will have enough time to work into the area to allow high temperatures to be near normal for the first of February. Readings should peak in the upper 50s to lower 60s range with mostly sunny skies.

As we reach Friday and the weekend, we will be tracking a progressive upper level disturbance may surge moisture back into the Big Country. Cloudy skies should build on Friday and stick around through Saturday night.

At this time, rain chances are slim as forecast models have trimmed back development of showers in the Big Country. There have been some disagreements behind some models regarding that shower development.

There is still time for tweaks to be made to the forecast so make sure to check back in for updates through the week.