Anthony Domol: Tracking unsettled weather through Tuesday

POSTED: 9:27 AM Oct 14 2013   UPDATED: 10:05 AM Oct 14 2013
Anthony Domol
ABILENE, Texas -

The rain took a little longer than expected to begin in Abilene over the weekend, but we have received about a quarter of an inch as of 8:30 AM on Monday morning. Other areas especially to the west received some much needed rainfall. Reports of 2-3"+ were common in our western counties.

We expect some scattered showers and potentially a thundershower to be around West Central Texas on Monday afternoon. Many hours will remain rain-free however. Mostly cloudy skies will hold with south winds from 10-15 mph. Highs will reach the mid to upper 70s.

Tonight mainly cloudy conditions will persist with some scattered showers still possible. Expect lows in the lower 60s.

On Tuesday we will track a strong cold front moving south into the region in the late morning hours. A redevelopment of showers and thundershowers looks likely along the front as it passes through. Southern sections will be most favored for the heavier downpours. Look for a very cool high temperature near 65 degrees. Breezy winds behind the front will blow from a north northeast direction at 10-15 mph.

Tuesday night scattered showers and thundershowers will continue to be possible south of I-20 as the front sags its way southward. Lows will be around 50 degrees.

Wednesday we maintain a slight chance of showers early in the day as the cold front and moisture slowly continue on their journey out of our area. Some sunshine is likely to break out in northern locations as cooler and drier air strengthens its grip into the afternoon and evening hours across West Texas. Highs will be near 60 degrees.

Calmer weather will resume for the late work week period. Sunshine and very low humidity levels will accompany very comfortable high temperatures near 70 degrees.