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Winter storm possible before nice Spring Break

Wilbarger County could get a dose of winter weather later this week, but rebound into the 70s for Spring Break.

The National Weather Service says rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow are possible Thursday night, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation. The overnight low Thursday is expected to be in the low 20s. Winds could gust up to 28 mph, pushing windchills down  into the single digits.

Precipitation odds increase Friday morning to 40 percent, with everything out of the area by noon. Wind are again high on Friday, gusting to 29 mph, with the daytime high Friday is expected to increase to 41 degrees, but windchills will still be in the 20s.

The low Friday night may dip to 18 before the weather makes a rapid recovery, reaching daytime highs in the 70s by Sunday, as area school are on Spring Break.

The National Weather Service states: ” As the upper level trough moves through, most of the precipitation north of I-40 will be mainly snow. As the precipitation expands and moves south and east, a narrow band of mixed precip will develop that will include possible freezing rain and sleet with the rain and snow. … With the exit of the upper level trough this weekend, temperatures will quickly warm back to near normal on Sunday and above normal early next week. Strong southerly surface flow and the warmer temperatures will result in likely some additional fire weather concerns this weekend.”

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