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Tracking overnight showers and a cold blast Christmas Day

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2012 06:14:59 AM CST

ABILENE, Texas -

Temperatures start on the chilly side Christmas Eve morning, in the low 30s. Things warm to the mid 50s this afternoon under partly cloudy skies.

Overnight, changes begin to take shape over our area. An upper level disturbance will move into the area, bringing showers and isolated storms mainly to our eastern counties.

After sunrise on Christmas, we're tracking a cold front that will sweep quickly through the area. We'll see the warmest temps of the day early with many seeing highs in the upper 30s and low 40s.

We're tracking slight chances for snow north of I-20. The best chances for flurries will be during the morning hours as that front moves to the east during the afternoon. Wind chill values will stay in the 20s thanks to a gusty north wind at 20 to 30 mph behind the front.

Accumulations aren't likely but if you're leaving town, make sure your pets, plants, and pipes are protected. We'll see a bitter cold night with blustery north wind. Temperatures will fall into the upper teens and low 20s with wind chill values in the single digits.

After a cold start to your Wednesday, highs will climb into the mid 30s under clearing skies.

Another freeze is in store for your Thursday morning with lows around 23 degrees.

We warm into the mid 50s Thursday afternoon with lows falling into the low to mid 30s overnight.

We're tracking a cold front that will push through, without bringing any rain chances, on Friday morning. Temperatures only warm into the upper 40s before dropping back down to a very cold 22 at night.

After a cold start to the weekend, we warm to around 50 under clear skies. Temperatures drop quickly to the upper 20s Saturday night.