Menard Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 3:24 PM CST on November 25, 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... Friday 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. A strong cold front will move across the area late Thursday
night and early Friday. Temperatures are forecast to fall
throughout the day... eventually falling into the upper 30s north
of Interstate 20 and the mid to upper 40s across the Concho Valley
and Interstate 10 corridor. Highs on Saturday will be in the 30s
for much of the area. There is a potential of freezing rain as
far south as Sweetwater... Roby... and Rotan Friday night into
Saturday morning. However... with temperatures forecast to hover
near the freezing mark... significant ice accumulations are not
anticipated at this time.

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... a strong cold
front moving into the area... and the remnants of Hurricane Sandra
in the eastern Pacific Ocean will combine to produce a cold and
wet period for west central Texas. The rain chances increase for
Thanksgiving day... although temperatures will remain rather warm.
The cold front arrives late Thursday night and Friday
morning... with temperatures falling through the afternoon.
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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