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Anthony Domol: Drastic weather changes looming

By Anthony Domol, adomol@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:43:26 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 04 2013 08:19:23 PM CST
Anthony Domol
ABILENE, Texas -

Today we are tracking very warm and unseasonable temperatures once again across West Central Texas with highs getting into the middle and upper 70s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be breezy from the west southwest at 15-20mph.

Tonight clouds will increase as a cold front bears down on the region. Scattered showers will become possible in the overnight hours as colder air streams into the area. Readings will have fallen into the middle 30s by Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon temperatures will continue on a downward trend towards the freezing point and below. A wintry mix is expected to break out in the evening hours and continue overnight for a good portion of West Texas.

There is still some uncertainty where the best moisture axis will set up and this will greatly impact precipitation amounts and any potential ice accumulation. Nevertheless, it is possible that we may have slick travel late Thursday into Friday morning. Lows Thursday night will be very cold in the middle 20s.

Any wintry mix in the morning hours of Friday should taper by the noon hour as the weather system shifts off to the east. Mostly cloudy skies will be left in its wake and afternoon high temperatures will be awfully chilly in the upper 20s. North winds at 15-20mph will make it feel even colder.

The mercury looks to plummet on Friday night into the upper teens around West Central Texas. Mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast but no precipitation is expected.

Saturday should remain mostly cloudy with temperatures way below normal in the middle 20s. Another weather disturbance will rotate through the region later Saturday potentially initiating another round of wintry precipitation.

Things should dry out by Sunday afternoon but we stay cold with highs in the lower to middle 30s.

Stay tuned for any further updates or adjustments in the forecast over the next 24 hours as information comes a bit more into focus.