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Cold air mass from Canada expected to bring rain, lower temperatures to Breckenridge this week

Cold air mass from Canada expected to bring rain, lower temperatures to Breckenridge this week
September 07
19:22 2020

Fall doesn’t officially start until Sept. 22, but with a cold front in the forecast, Labor Day is living up to its reputation as the unofficial end of summer this year.

According to the National Weather Service, a highly dramatic shift in weather conditions will sweep through the northern to central portions of the country during the next couple of days as the persistent record heat over the western U.S. to the central High Plains will be drastically replaced by a surge of extremely cold air mass from Canada for this time of the year. The strong dynamics associated with the front will also trigger heavy rain and thunderstorms Tuesday night into Wednesday across western to central Texas.

Breckenridge is forecast to have another day of temperatures in the 90s on Tuesday before the front gets here. Showers and thunderstorms are expected, mainly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, giving the area an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The low is expected to drop into the upper 50s Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning.

The cold front is predicted to be in the area fully by Wednesday, bringing with it a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms and a high temperature of about 63 degrees.

Those rain chances continue through the night Wednesday and into Thursday, when the chance of precipitation drops to 50 percent. Thursday’s high is expected to be about 68 degrees.

The  chance of precipitation remains at 30 percent for Breckenridge Friday through Sunday, and long-term forecasts show at least 20 percent chance of rain every day for the next two weeks. Along with the rain chances are continued lower temperatures with highs predicted at 85 or lower for the same time frame.

While the weather here in North-Central Texas is expected to be cooler but mild, the Texas Panhandle is bracing for much colder weather with the possibility of a “wintry mix” of precipitation and temperatures down into the 30s on Wednesday.

 

Cutline, top photo: A few boaters were out on Hubbard Creek Reservoir on Monday afternoon, enjoying the last few hours of the Labor Day holiday. A cold front is predicted to bring rain and drop temperatures in the area beginning Tuesday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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