Sterling Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 14:12 CST le 26 novembre 2015

..a cold and wet Holiday weekend expected across west central

What you need to know...

1. Moderate to heavy rainfall will be widespread across west
central Texas... tonight through Sunday. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5
inches will be possible and may cause localized flooding and
hazardous driving conditions... especially in urban and other poor
drainage areas.

2. An Arctic cold front will move across the area late tonight
into Friday morning. Temperatures are forecast to fall throughout
the day... eventually falling into the lower to mid 30s across much
of the area. Highs on Saturday will remain in the 30s. There is a
potential of freezing rain along and west of line from Haskell to
Sweetwater to Sterling City Friday night into Saturday morning.

However... with temperatures forecast to hover near the freezing
mark... significant ice accumulations are not anticipated at this
time. Light ice accumulations may occur on trees, power lines, and
grassy surfaces.

3. Motorists traveling north and west into the Panhandle and
South Plains will see a greater chance for icy conditions for
Friday night and Saturday. If you have travel plans... you are
encouraged to check on the latest conditions and forecasts before
you leave.

a combination of a potent upper level storm system... an Arctic
cold front moving into the area... and the remnants of Hurricane
Sandra in the eastern Pacific Ocean will combine to produce an
extended cold and wet period for west central Texas.

The cold front arrives late tonight and Friday morning... with
temperatures falling through the day on Friday. Finally... the
remnants of Hurricane Sandra move across the area on
Saturday... with widespread rainfall likely. By the time the rain
ends Sunday... many portions of west central Texas will have seen 2
to 5 inches of rainfall with isolated higher totals.

A temperature shift of even a few degrees could make a significant
change in the potential for any freezing rain across the area. A
few degrees warmer would end the threat completely... while a few
degrees colder would increase potential for icing across the Big
Country and northern Concho Valley. The latest forecasts and
conditions should be closely monitored as we get closer to the

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