KTXS Forecast: A windy start to the work week


ABILENE, Texas - The start of the work week will be a windy one after a passing cold front. Another cold front pushes through on Wednesday to bring a cool down for mid-week. Afterwards, our weather pattern changes to the colder and possible rainy side for the weekend.

For today, look for clearing skies but a windy one with sustained winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts between 30 and 40 mph possible. High temperatures should warm to the upper 60s this afternoon.

Tonight, winds will remain windy from the southwest at 15 to 20 mph. We will start out with mostly clear skies with partly cloudy skies building in overnight. Temperatures should cool to the upper 40s.

On Tuesday, windy conditions will stick around. West winds are forecast to be between 10 and 20 mph. Some additional clouds may attempt to build in to present partly cloudy sky conditions.

Another cold front will sweep through the Big Country Tuesday evening which will help cool us down for mid-week.

We should start out in the upper 30s Wednesday morning with high temperatures peaking in the upper 50s by the afternoon under sunny skies.

Thursday should continue the trend of sunny skies and near normal temperatures with near 60 degree readings.

As we get towards this upcoming weekend, that is where the forecast becomes a little more complex. Forecast guidance is showing an upper level low becoming cut-off and drifting down into Mexico then slowly lifting northeastward into Texas over the weekend.

The two main weather models do differ on the track of the system as it reaches Texas. One track gives us a drier trend with a little rain. The other provides a decent chance for showers from Friday evening to Sunday morning.

Since, we are still several days out, tweaks to this forecast will certainly be made. At this time, I am confident that we will see some rain. How much is the question. The other certainty will be much cool weather with high temperature readings varying from the middle 40s to 50s.

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