A Strong Cold Front Arrives Tonight

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Big changes are on the way! These include strong winds, a cold front and even a chance of wintry precipitation.

Today will see mostly sunny skies in our area. Further east, clouds and thunderstorms will affect those closer to I-35. Highs will climb into the 70’s with the help of a westerly wind at 15-20mph.

A cold front will arrive tonight, bringing winds around to the north and ushering in a blast of cold air. Expect temperatures to fall to around 30 by sunrise Wednesday morning. Rain will begin to fall across the eastern Permian Basin tonight. As the rain falls and temperatures fall below freezing, freezing rain will be a concern, especially east of HWY 349, where the best chance of precipitation will be.
While I don’t expect a ton of precipitation, it only takes a little to create slick spots on bridges and overpasses. Expect the chance of precipitation to last through the morning hours of Wednesday.
The temperatures will stay cold! I only expect the temperature to climb into the mid 30’s through the afternoon on Wednesday, then fall into the upper 20’s/around 30 on Thursday morning.

Temperatures will climb back into the 50’s on Thursday afternoon and into the 60’s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

An upper level trough will pass NW of the area on Friday and Saturday but may be just close enough to allow for some additional rain to develop on Friday. As such, I’ve maintained a chance of rain on Friday and kept 10% in the forecast to account for anything slow to exit the area early on Saturday.

Expect dry conditions through most of the weekend.