5:20 PM CST | February 8, 2018
A REALLY nice day is on the way for most Texans. Highs on Friday will range from the mid and upper-70*F's in West Texas to the mid-60*F's in Southeast Texas. The only COLD part of the state will be the northeast Texas Panhandle as the Arctic front pushes into the area. By daybreak Saturday, the cold front should be near a Wichita Falls to Abilene line. Temperatures behind the front will drop immediately into the 30*F's and 40*F's.
How is the model guidance handling the cold air right now? Well, Grand Island, Nebraska is currently 22*F. The morning model guidance had predicted a 5:00 PM temperature of 27-32*F with early afternoon guidance slightly colder, from 24-30*F. What this means is that the guidance was too warm but is trying to get a better handle on it. What does this mean for Texas? It means that this weekend's temperatures may need to be dropped a few degrees colder.
What about Wintry Precip? It does appear that there will be some upper-level energy arrive late Saturday-Sunday after the cold front pushes well into the state. North Central Texas appears to be the favored area for some Freezing Drizzle/Rain during this time period. We are still 2-3 days away, so check back for updates as we get closer.
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