SAN ANGELO, Texas — The past several days have been nothing but sunny throughout West Texas. We have enjoyed nearly picture perfect afternoons with crisp blue skies and comfortable temperatures. This is about to come to a sudden halt Thursday with our next cold front set to blast through the area.

European Model more aggressive with rainfall accumulations late-week
FOX West Texas Weather Team

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The front is set to make its way into the area during the late morning hours Thursday and into Thursday afternoon. Along the front, scattered rain showers will be likely.

Although models are not aligned with exactly how much rain will fall, the potential exists for moderate to heavy rain with localized totals exceeding one inch in certain locations. The heaviest rain will occur in our southeastern viewing counties and into portions of central Texas. 

Behind the front, much cooler conditions can be expected. Winds will be gusty out of the north at 10-20 mph with gusts in excess of 30 mph likely.

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This will usher in cooler temperatures for Thursday evening and the day on Friday. Highs Thursday will occur during the late morning hours, and temperatures will drop throughout the afternoon and evening.

Highs will be in the upper 60s ahead of the front with 50s expected by evening.

Blustery conditions will be present Thursday evening and through the day on Friday. Temperatures on Friday morning will dip into the middle to upper 30s with highs expected in the low 60s on Friday.

Sunshine returns this weekend with temperatures set to climb back into the 70s and lower 80s for highs.

Stay with the FOX West Texas Weather Team this week as the forecast could change as the event draws closer.