Good Tuesday folks! Today we are tracking very changeable weather conditions across West Texas. Early this morning temperatures are in the middle 40s in the Abilene area. A cold front is moving through the region as we speak and will drop readings into the 40s for the rest of the viewing area throughout the morning and afternoon.
Scattered showers will be possible as we go along. Heavy amounts of rainfall are not expected but any water would be useful at this point. Look for readings to remain rather steady or slowly fall through the day. North northeast breezes will blow at 10-15 mph into the afternoon.
The mercury will continue to drop as we move through the nighttime hours and give us a chance for a light wintry mix to develop by tomorrow morning. A period freezing rain and sleet can occur with the thermometer having dropped several degrees below freezing by sunrise. Northerly winds at 15-25mph will put wind chills in the middle teens.
Any precipitation will end rapidly from northwest to southeast in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies will remain. Highs only make it into the lower to mid 30s.
Skies will become partly cloudy late Wednesday night and with light winds, temperatures will drop into the upper 20s.
Marked improvement races in on southerly winds for Thursday as readings aim for the upper 50s to near 60 degrees before all is said and done. Expect mostly sunny skies.
Further warming presses into West Texas for Friday. Sunny conditions and southwest breezes put us in the middle 70s.
It now appears as though Saturday will turn out very mild also with the mercury working into the middle and upper 70s. Sunshine will be in control.
We continue to track a storm system organizing nearby on Sunday. The possibility exists for a round of showers and thundershowers, but the exact track of low pressure and where it develops could cause us to get dry slotted from the west. This is something we will be watching closely in the days ahead. Regardless of precipitation, look for highs in the lower 60s.