Afternoon Forecast from Meteorologist, Anthony Franze

A cold front will continue to move through West Texas as we head into the evening, lowering temperatures into the 30s and 40s as winds pick up to 10-15 mph from the northeast, making it feel even colder. Most areas will stay dry tonight though with only a few light showers in our western counties.

Rain will pick up Friday morning, especially in our southern and eastern counties, becoming more widespread across the region as we head into the afternoon. Rainfall accumulations have the potential be be pretty hefty, in the 0.5″ to 1″ range. There is a chance of some freezing rain in the northern Permian Basin Friday morning, but accumulations will be light before temps warm enough that everything falls as just rain.

Late Friday night and early Saturday, we'll have our best chance of wintry precip across the northern Permian Basin and southeast New Mexico as lows dip into the upper 20s and low 30s. A WINTER STORM WATCH is issued for cities such as Hobbs, Seminole, and Lamesa for the possibility of 1-3" of snow and up to a tenth of an inch of ice. Driving may be hazardous in this area Saturday morning.

For areas south, such as Midland and Odessa, a brief transition to a freezing rain/sleet/snow mix is possible Saturday morning with little to no accumulation expected. High temperatures will only be in the upper 30s and low 40s Friday and Saturday, but warm into the 50s with plenty of sunshine Sunday and Monday.

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