Tonight: An overnight cold front will split the Big Country by tomorrow morning, giving us a split of low temperatures from the low 50’s to the lower 60’s. Winds aren’t going to relax too much heading into the overnight hours, just switch directions. We’re still anticipating gusts as high as 30 mph tonight.
Thursday: We’re staying dry today, with plenty of sunshine following this cold front. High temperatures will vary a bit, with the warmer temps staying in the southern Big Country. Highs are going to reach anywhere from mid 60’s to the mid to upper 70’s depending on where the cold front settles down. Winds will stay a strong breeze out of the northwest around 10 to 20 mph, gusting around 30 mph all day.
Future Weather Discussion: After the warmest day of the year so far today, temperatures will fall closer to seasonal for the back end of the week thanks to a series of cold fronts – one tonight, another one Friday night.
The second cold front is looking to be the culprit for introducing rain chances back to the Big Country Friday night/Saturday. As of now, it’s looking to be a fairly benign weather event, with mostly rain expected but we could still see a few storms around the area as we are under a marginal risk for severe weather heading into Friday night.
Rain totals right now are expected to be as high as an inch in some areas, with more widespread totals of around half an inch possible. These are likely to change over the coming days.
Winds will relax a little on Friday, but beyond that we’re expecting a pretty breezy/windy forecast for the Big Country through the middle parts of next week.
Temperatures are going to hover in the 60’s and 70’s, with a brief return to the 80’s before another cold front is expected in the middle parts of next week.