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Sunshine, then rain in the weekend forecast

An incoming low pressure system brings a sunny Saturday before showers and thunderstorms arrive Sunday.
Credit: FOX West Texas Meteorologists
Credit: FOX West Texas Meteorologists

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Welcome to the weekend - it’s going to be good one for multiple reasons. First, we’ll see more heat Saturday, despite a cold front making temperatures slip into the upper 80s.

Sunday will be the most widespread chance for showers and storms, some of which could become severe. That, of course, is always good news given the extreme drought conditions.

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Saturday will be the nicest day of the weekend, as temperatures cool off from Friday, thanks to a weak cold front passing in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 80s, a cool breeze will blow around 15 mph and skies will be mostly sunny. Great chance to hit Lake Nasworthy for some fun in the sun.

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Credit: Tevian Whitehurst

As the cold front stalls in the Concho Valley during the afternoon, there will be a chance for showers and storms, particularly around Interstate 10. The SPC has the area under a general thunderstorm outlook, so not much rain, let alone accumulation is expected.

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Overnight, the stalled cold front will transition into a warm front and warm southern/gulf air will take over and begin pushing north. The uplift of this air will bring the beginning of showers and thunderstorms, first to the Concho Valley in the morning and arriving in the Big Country by the early afternoon.

As the day goes on, the warm front will continue traveling toward Oklahoma and storms will develop more intensity in the later afternoon and evening. The SPC placed a slight risk on most of the Big Country and the western half of the Concho Valley. Models are showing stronger storms could hit most of the Big Country and the southwestern Concho Valley, including Sutton County. Primary threats are damaging winds up to 70 mph (although we could see more consistent gusts up to 30 mph) and hail of quarter to half-dollar size.

Credit: Tevian Whitehurst

The rain will continue through Sunday night into Monday morning and it should clear out by the afternoon. As the system exits eastward, we will continue to see winds gusting up to 30 mph.

Keep up with FOX West Texas to stay Weather Aware over the weekend and next week.

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