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Tracking Rain And Next Arctic Blast | Central Texas Forecast

Warm up likely before colder weather returns next Wednesday.

CENTRAL, Texas — HOURLY FORECAST: See what the weather will be like by the hour

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SHORT TERM

A dry cold front will be sliding into the Temple/Killeen/Waco area this Thursday evening, marked only by a wind shift. Temps will cool to near freezing tonight. Following the cold front, skies will gradually clear through the morning leaving a cool and dry end to the workweek across Central Texas.

Credit: KCENTV Chief Meteorologist Andy Andersen
Dry cold front arrives this evening: just a wind shift

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with an overnight low of 35. North wind 5-15 mph, and gusty.

Friday: Sunny, with an afternoon high of 55. North 15-20, and gusty. 

Credit: KCENTV Chief Meteorologist Andy Andersen
Fresh North'r to bring strong, gusty winds

LONG TERM

Southwest winds Saturday will resulting in a quick warmup.  Winds and low humidity will yield elevated wildfire danger particularly near the Highway 281 corridor. On Sunday lighter wind speeds will lessen the fire threat. 

A disturbance arriving Monday will generate rainfall across Central Texas,  and east to the IH-45 corridor and Brazos Valley. 

A significant cold snap is suggested around the middle of the week. If it is fast moving we will see brief rain along the front and cold, dry air behind it. If it slows, we may see wintry precip following the front Wednesday or Thursday.

Credit: Meteorologist Zac Scott

Friday Night: Clear, low 29. North 5-10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, high 66. West 5-10.

Saturday Night: Clear, low  35. South 5-10.

Sunday: Sunny, high 70. West around 10.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, 20% late night showers, low 43. South around 10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, 60% showers, high 63. South 10-15. 

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, low 46. Southeast 5-10.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, high 71. South 5-10

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, 30% showers, low 45. South around 5 mph.

Wednesday: . Mostly cloudy, 40% showers, high 56. North 10-15, and gusty.

Wednesday night: Overcast, 30% showers. low 28. North 10-15, and gusty.

Thursday: Cloudy, 20% showers, High 45. Northeast 15-20, and gusty.

Credit: KCENTV Chief Meteorologist Andy Andersen
Rain chances improving

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