Bitterly cold temperatures and potential for icy conditions Friday into Saturday then Sunday into Monday.
The Arctic cold front blasted through Abilene around 5:30pm Thursday, ushering in the coldest air since last winter, and cold air that will linger into the early part of next week. Temperatures by early Friday morning are forecast to be around 28 degrees. Light rain Thursday night could turn into light freezing rain as the temperature drops below freezing Friday. Light freezing rain is possible Friday, Friday night into early Saturday morning. Highs on Friday stay near 28. Wind chills will be in the teens and 20's. Saturday there should be a period of time for much of the day when the rain ends, but it returns on Saturday evening. Highs only near 32 on Saturday. Saturday night into Sunday, a major upper level winter storm will track into West Central Texas leading to sleet and snow for the Big Country on Sunday and Sunday into Monday. Highs on Sunday in the low to middle 30's. We should see temperatures warm just a little into the upper 30's Monday with showers still around and then finally back to the middle 40's by Tuesday. Overnight lows will remain below freezing each night for the next six nights. Drive safely and stay tuned to KRBC for updates on-air, here on bigcountryhomepage.com and on the KRBC Facebook page. If you haven't already "liked" the Facebook pages of Randy Turner, Adrian Castellano and Taylor Grenda, please do so for weather updates this weekend.
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