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Tracking a chilly MLK Jr. Day

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 20 2013 05:42:00 PM CST

ABILENE, Texas -

A cold front brings chilly weather to our area on Monday.

After an unseasonably warm day, we'll see clear skies Sunday evening but a potent cold front will move through overnight.

Temperatures Monday morning will start in the low 30s before a modest warm up, into the upper 40s and low 50s, by the afternoon. Northeast winds from 5 to 15 mph will make for wind chills in the 30s for much of the day.

We'll see partly cloudy skies but any rain chances will stay south and east of the Big Country.

Overnight on Monday, look for partly to mostly cloudy skies. Calm winds will have us cooling back down into the low 30s.

A disturbance will move into northern Mexico Tuesday and while we don't expect any rain in our area, we do keep mostly cloudy skies in the forecast through Tuesday night.

Highs during the afternoon on Tuesday will warm into the upper 50s before cooling down into the mid 40s at night.

Wednesday, we'll keep mostly cloudy skies in the forecast but clearing takes place during the afternoon. Highs are on the very warm side of things, in the upper 60s.

Thursday begins with mostly clear skies and temps around 50 degrees. Winds increase ahead of our next front, coming from the southwest at 15 to 20, gusting higher at times. The front will move through the area during the late afternoon.

Ahead of the front we'll warm into the mid to upper 60s. Rain chances stay out of the forecast.

We'll cool off into the mid 30s before sunrise on Friday with a breezy north wind at 15 to 20 mph. Temperatures stay close to their seasonal averages Friday afternoon with highs expected in the mid 50s.

The weekend starts chilly as the winds die down. Look for temps on Saturday morning around 31 before we warm up into the low 60 under sunny skies.

Sunday morning lows are expected in the upper 30s and low 40s before we top out in the mid 60s by the afternoon.