Mark Rowlett, KTXS News

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Abilene, TX, United States

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Weather Alert Day: Severe Thunderstorm Watch through 10 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for our entire area until 10 p. m. Strong to severe thunderstorms are forecast to move east through our area this late this afternoon into Friday evening. Our main weather dangers are damaging winds and large hail. Heavy rainfall is also possible which may lead to flooding in some areas. The severe weather threat is expected to be east of our area by… → Read More

Strong winds blow into Big Country on Saturday

A High Wind Warning is in effect for Kent, King, Knox and Stonewall Counties in our viewing area from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m. on Saturday. West winds at 35 to 45 mph with gusts possible to 65 mph are possible. A Wind Advisory is in effect for the rest of the KTXS viewing area between 6 a. m. and 6 p. m. Saturday. Steady west winds at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 55 mph are possible. These strong winds… → Read More

Record snowfall in Abilene, other totals

Sleet and snow developed in our western areas before sunrise Saturday and spread eastward. Most of the snow fell around and north of I-20. The snow event ended by sunset Saturday. Here are some totals reported by the National Weather Service: ABILENE 3. 0 inches (New record for Dec 8th) ANSON 4 inches. ASPERMONT 2 inches. FORT GRIFFIN STATE PARK 1. 5 inches. JAYTON 3 inches. LUBBOCK 7 inches to… → Read More

TxDOT getting roads ready for possible winter weather conditions

The Texas Department of Transportation in Abilene will start getting roads ready on Friday morning for possible wintry weather conditions on Monday. Trucks from TxDOT will begin laying down a brine mixture at 7 a. m. on Friday. Brine is a chemical that helps to keep ice from forming on roadways. The first places where crews from TxDOT will be laying down the brine mixture will be on I-20 and… → Read More

Total lunar eclipse Wednesday morning

A total lunar eclipse will be visible in our area Wednesday morning. For Abilene, the noticeable, partial eclipse will begin at 5:48 am. It will become a total eclipse at 6:52 am and end (still totally eclipsed) at 7:36 am with moon set.Look in the weste → Read More

Near zero degree temperatures observed Wednesday morning

Extremely cold low temperatures were observed this morning in our region. Many locations were in the singles digits. The low temperature at the Abilene Regional Airport was 5 degrees, but it did not break the record of -1 set in 1930. At San Angelo Math → Read More

Wintry weather possible Monday night

We are tracking the colder air moving into the Big Country Monday afternoon. Light rain is forecast to develop around and south of I-20 around sundown. As we move into the evening hours and temperatures fall, the light rain is forecast to change over to → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Some clouds but still mild for the weekend

Increasing clouds but still a little above normal temperatures expected for the weekend. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

Cold nights and mild afternoons

Gradually moderating temperature trend is forecast to continue through the weekend. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Sunny and warmer Saturday

Clouds and precipitation chances move out Friday night. Sunny skies and mild afternoon temperatures ahead for Saturday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Colder with showers Friday

Colder air is back for Friday with showers mainly in the morning. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

Colder with showers Friday

A strong cold front moves through Thursday night. Rain showers expected early Friday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Warm Thursday

High temperatures should be around 20 degrees above normal Thursday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

Tuesday rainfall totals

Most locations saw rainfall Tuesday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Dry and warmer Wednesday

The upper level low that brought us rain Tuesday has moved east. Dry weather and warm afternoons Wednesday and Thursday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Warmer Wednesday weather

Warmer air should move back in Wednesday with strong southwest winds. Another dry cold front is expected Wednesday night. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: A little cooler Tuesday

Cold front moving through Monday night will bring a little cool down for Tuesday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

KTXS Forecast: Chilly nights and mild afternoons

Dry weather with mild December temperatures for the next several days. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

Warming temperatures continue

Fair skies and near normal temperatures Saturday. Above normal again Sunday. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

Over one inch of snow blankets Central Texas Thursday evening

Unusual snowfall in Central Texas Thursday evening. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More