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Early showers, widespread fire danger Tuesday

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 29 2013 05:51:23 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 29 2013 08:33:53 AM CST

ABILENE, Texas -

A cold front will move through the Big Country this morning bringing a chance for showers and storms during the morning hours.

The front is expected to move through by the late morning and early afternoon, taking our rain chances with it.

We're tracking an elevated fire danger this afternoon as winds blow in from the west-southwest between 20 and 30 mph, gusting to near 50 at times.

Temperatures climb into the mid 60s to low 70s this afternoon.

Tonight, the winds will decrease towards sunrise with a reinforcing cold front expected to move through as well.

Wednesday starts out chilly and mostly clear with temperatures in the mid 30s.

We'll warm into the mid 50s Wednesday afternoon with temperatures cooling to below freezing overnight.

High pressure builds in towards the end of the week, keeping dry weather and clear skies in the forecast.

Thursday afternoon, we're in the mid 60s by the afternoon. Friday, even warmer, near 70 by day's end.

A cold front is set to move into the area Saturday morning, after sunrise. After temperatures in the low 40s to start the weekend, we'll see temps a few degrees cooler than just 24 hours before. Saturday highs are expected in the low 60s.

Saturday night, cloud cover is set to increase making for a mostly cloudy start to Sunday.

We'll begin the day with temps in the upper 30s and warm into the mid 60s despite mostly cloudy skies.

Monday begins in the low 40s before warming back to the 70s.

A cold front will move through overnight on Monday making for a cooler start to Tuesday with temps in the upper 30s.