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T'showers Possible Saturday

By Mark Rowlett, mrowlett@ktxs.com
Published On: Mar 08 2013 11:33:20 PM CST
KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

ABILENE, Texas -

We are tracking the dryline and a cold front Friday night.  The dryline is forecast to move eastward through our region during the day Saturday. 

We are still expecting showers and isolated thunderstorms to accompany this wind shift through our region.  Unfortunately, any rain should be brief with rain totals generally less than 1/10 of an inch.

Look for showers from Aspermont to Colorado City around sunrise.  Showers should be east of Sweetwater before noon.  Abilene's rain chances look to be around midday.

As the dryline moves farther east, strong thunderstorms could begin to develop mid to late afternoon Saturday and affect our eastern areas from Brownwood to Breckenridge.  Strong storms are expected to be around the I-35 corridor Saturday evening. 

Skies should clear from west to east over our region Saturday and temperatures should climb into the low to middle 70s Saturday afternoon.   Expect strong southwest winds at 20-30 mph with higher gusts possible. 

These strong winds and dry air will likely cause Red Flag Warnings to be issued for portions of our area Saturday. 

Our winds should switch from southwest to north Saturday night as colder air blows in.  Look for lows around 40 Sunday morning. 

Look for clearing skies and cooler temperatures Sunday with highs in the 50s.  Winds will be strong from the north at 20-30 mph.

Winds should subside Sunday night and freezing temperatures are forecast for Monday morning.