Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, moisture from Tropical Storm Manuel on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, and a Friday cold front set the stage for what should be beneficial rainfall of 1 to 2 inches, or more, across the Big Country on Thursday afternoon through Friday evening. The highest chance for rain will come Friday as the front moves through the area. A Flash Flood Watch is already in effect for Scurry and Mitchell counties (Snyder and Colorado City). More counties could be added as we get closer to the rain event. Localized flash flooding will be possible anywhere the slow moving storms train over the same area. Temperatures cool considerably behind the front. From a high of 84 on Thursday to a high of 80 on Friday. By Saturday the rain moves to the south and skies gradually clear to become mostly sunny by Saturday afternoon. After a high near 83 on Saturday, look for a low of 58 Sunday morning and a high of 83 on Sunday. Nice rain, followed by beautiful weekend weather, a great way to usher in Autumn on Sunday. Early next week looks mostly sunny with highs climbing back into the upper 80's.
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