KTXS Forecast: Calming winds and clearing skies

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ABILENE, Texas - Strong north winds woke us up this morning. These winds will stay with us tonight, giving Santa and his sleigh a nice tail wind in from the North pole. Reindeer will have no problem making stops at homes in the Big Country thanks to our clearing skies. Make sure you bundle up tonight, our lows will be in the low to mid-20s. 

Christmas morning will be the perfect morning to light a fire and roast some chestnuts. Winds will have died down overnight and will turn back to the south at 10 to 15 mph. Highs will be in the low to mid-50s under partly cloudy skies. Overnight, expect some cloud cover to increase. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph. Lows will be in the mid to upper 30s. 

Tuesday morning, a cold front will stall in the northern portion of the Big Country. Cloud cover will increase through the day and into the evening time when rain chances build in. Highs will only reach the upper 40s for areas that see a cold front. Southern areas will still warm into the 50s. Damp and overcast conditions continue overnight. Lows will get into the low to mid-30s. 

Wednesday, drizzly rain chances stick around through the day. Highs are expected to only get to the upper 30s to low 40s. Winds will be from the east at 10 mph. Overnight, lows only fall a few degrees from the highs. 

Thursday, rain is expected to start clearing out. Highs will be in the low 50s with calming north winds. Overnight, lows will be in the mid to upper 30s. 

Friday and into Saturday, expect south winds to pick up to about 20 mph and help warm our temperatures up. By Saturday night, we will be tracking our next cold front to blow into the Big Country. 

Merry Christmas Eve! -MM-

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