ABILENE, Texas -

Happy Tuesday folks! We are tracking clear skies this morning throughout all of West Texas with temperatures seasonable in the lower to middle 30s.

This afternoon unlimited sunshine is expected with cooler readings in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. North winds from 5-10mph will turn southerly later in the day.

Tonight mostly clear conditions persist with overnight lows in the middle 30s. South southwest winds will blow at 5-10mph.

High clouds begin to encroach on West Texas in the morning hours of Wednesday. Look for a general partly cloudy sky during the afternoon with the mercury reaching into the lower 60s. No rainfall is in the forecast.

A much stronger cold front than we have seen in recent weeks will be dropping south out of the Central Plains Wednesday afternoon. This latest cold push should approach the northern Big Country during the evening hours. The coldest air will arrive overnight.

Northeast winds will become very breezy from 15-25mph behind the passage of the front and gusts to 30 or 35mph will be possible into the daylight hours of Thursday. Look for mostly cloudy skies to be with us and the thermometer not getting out of the lower 30s.

There is a slight chance of flurries and freezing drizzle to develop in the cold air on Thursday afternoon and evening especially in the southern half of our viewing area. At this point, any precipitation would be light and significant amounts are not expected.

Overnight lows Thursday night will likely drop into the upper teens with continued breezy conditions. Single digit wind chills are a distinct possibility for the Big Country. A fair amount of cloud cover is expected.

Friday starts out very cold but some peaks of sunshine into the afternoon helps to moderate temperatures back to around 40 degrees. North winds will shift southerly throughout the day.

The weekend forecast appears to be shaping up nicely. Saturday will be partly cloudy with highs rebounding into the upper 50s. Sunny skies emerge for Sunday with continued warming into the middle 60s.