Arctic Front to bring dangerous cold, snow chance to the Big Country

After a full two weeks of above freezing temperatures, frigid arctic air will once again move into the Big Country by Thursday afternoon. Here is how the forecast breaks down

Wednesday

Early Wednesday, temperatures will start off in the upper 20s, eventually warming into the mid 40s by the afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Winds will swing back out of the south for a short while heading into Thursday morning...

Thursday

Early Thursday, we will actually be above freezing thanks to breezy south winds. The arctic cold front will work through the Big Country through midday Thursday, sending temperatures into a tumble by the evening. Here is a look at temperatures for 6 P.M Thursday...

Air temperatures will already be approaching the freezing mark late Thursday, but north winds 15 to 25 MPH will make it FEEL like 20 degrees or colder.

Friday

By Friday morning, temperatures will be in the low 20s with wind chill values near 10 DEGREES! This is a hard freeze with dangerous wind chills. Take precautions NOW to protect outdoor pets and sensitive plants. Wrap pipes as well to prevent freezing/ bursting. In addition to the cold air, it looks like enough moisture will work in to give a brief window for some snow flurries. After midnight Friday, the northern Big country could see a light dusting of snow:

Futurecast for 1:00 AM Friday, showing snow in northern counties...

By sunrise Friday, temperatures will have bottomed out in the low 20s with the chance for light snow showers continuing north of the I-20 corridor. Your morning commute...