KTXS Forecast: Dry and warmer Wednesday


ABILENE, Texas - Most of our area received some rain Tuesday.  A site just west of Clyde recorded 1.62" of rain.  A site at Clyde Lake measured 1.15" and Breckenridge airport reported 1.2" of rain.  One of the higher rainfall totals in the Abilene area came from the Abilene Regional Airport where 0.90" was recorded.

The system responsible for the rain has moved east of our area and quiet and mild conditions are forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.  A cold front moving in early Friday may bring back rainy skies to much of our area for Friday.

Clearing skies from southwest to northeast should continue Tuesday night.  Low temperatures Wednesday morning should be in the lower 40s. 

Sunny skies are back for Wednesday.  High temperatures are forecast to warm to around 70.  Fair skies are expected for Wednesday night.  Low temperatures Thursday morning should be in the upper 40s.

Partly cloudy skies should return for Thursday, but afternoon temperatures should still climb into the middle to upper 70s.

A strong cold front should blow in Thursday night.  Cloudy skies are expected with a chance for rain before sunrise Friday.  Low temperatures Friday should be in the middle 30s.

Cloudy skies are expected Friday.  Showers are likely for especially the eastern half of our area.  Some weather forecast models are suggesting a little sleet before the precipitation ends during Friday afternoon.  High temperatures Friday should only be in the 40s.

Fair skies are forecast for Saturday.  High temperatures should warm to around 50.

An even stronger cold front is expected to blow in Sunday with strong north winds at 20-30 mph.  High temperatures Sunday may stay in the 30s with partly cloudy skies.

Christmas Day and Tuesday are forecast to be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20 and highs in the middle to upper 50s.

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