Forecast: Cold front expected to linger
Nov. 22, 2013 at 5:22 a.m.
Updated Nov. 23, 2013 at 5:23 a.m.
Temperatures dropped early Thursday morning from the lower 70s to the lower 50s in just 20 minutes in Victoria.
The cold front is expected to linger into the weekend, said a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.
Saturday is expected to be cloudy with a high of 49 with a 60 percent chance of rain. Winds will be from the north between 15 to 17 mph with gusts up to 21 mph.
A 70 percent chance of showers is forecast for Saturday night with a low temperature of about 43.
On Sunday, there is a 60 percent chance of showers with a high of 45 and low of 39. The winds are going to be from the north, northeast between 11 to 13 mph.
Cold weather is hitting other parts of Texas harder.
Freezing weather has reached parts of Texas with hundreds of homes and businesses losing power and an airport closed for several hours amid icy conditions.
Abilene Regional Airport closed Friday morning because of weather, but runways reopened by early afternoon. The National Weather Service says the Abilene area received light snow and had temperatures in the 20s.
More than 1,700 Dallas County customers of electric utility Oncor lost power Friday morning as cold, drizzly weather reached North Texas. That number was pared to about 700 outages Friday afternoon.
Forecasters issued a winter storm watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Sunday through Monday morning.