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Anthony Domol: Freezing drizzle causing slick spots Monday

By Anthony Domol, adomol@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 10 2014 07:25:56 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 10 2014 01:52:42 PM CST
Anthony Domol
ABILENE, Texas -

Freezing drizzle is the story this morning across West Texas.

Numerous accidents have been reported as black ice has developed on area roadways.

This afternoon the gloomy conditions continue with the mercury not rising much into the lower 30s. The freezing drizzle is expected to taper past the noon hour. North northeast winds will blow at 10-15mph putting wind chills into the teens and lower 20s.

Late tonight a weather disturbance will be moving eastward into West Texas and a wintry mix becomes possible into the overnight hours.

The chance for freezing rain, sleet, and even some snow especially north continue into Tuesday morning for all of our viewing area. It is possible we may have additional headaches on the roadways for our Tuesday. We will have updates throughout the day as newer information becomes available. Highs on Tuesday should remain in the lower 30s.

The remainder of the forecast period takes an abrupt turn for the better starting mid-week. Sunshine breaks out on Wednesday and warms us into the middle 50s.

Sunny skies are expected for Thursday as temperatures soar into the lower 70s.

A weak cold front moves through in the early hours of Friday. High clouds will be around for the afternoon hours with conditions remaining dry. The thermometer tops out in the middle and upper 60s.

The best news of all is that the early glance at next weekend’s weather shows the possibility for very warm air moving into West Central Texas.

Sunny skies look likely for both halves of the weekend with highs moving readings into the middle 70s on Saturday and the upper 70s to near 80 degrees by Sunday.