Rodeo Weather: Chance of Rain Mixed with Snow
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Rodeo time in San Angelo often brings inclement weather and this year is no different. A strong cold front will move into the Concho Valley bringing much colder temperatures and even a chance of some scattered snowflakes Friday.
According to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo, a strong cold front will move across West Central Texas during the day on Thursday. Temperatures will begin to drop rapidly by Thursday night. By Friday morning, readings will range from the low 20s north of Interstate 20 across the Big Country in Abilene and Sweetwater, to the mid 20s at San Angelo and Brownwood, to near the 30 degree mark across the Interstate 10 corridor from Ozona to Junction.
Wind chill readings will drop into the teens for most areas. Cloud cover will increase during the day on Friday and this will keep temperatures in the upper 30s and lower 40s through Friday afternoon. A few light showers will be possible from Brownwood to Brady and Junction, and may even mix with a few snowflakes at times. No accumulation is expected.
After a week of temperatures well above normal, these readings will be a significant change. A hard freeze will be likely and care may need to be taken to protect any newly planted gardens or other plants that may be budding out. Freshly shorn sheep may need to be sheltered. Pipes and plants may need extra protection as well.
The forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain tonight with temperatures in the upper 40s. On Thursday, it'll be breezy with high temperatures around 60 degrees.
By Thursday night temperatures will fall to the mid 20s with wind chills in the teens. The high temperature on Friday is forecast to be 38 degrees.
This is a developing situation.