Don’t put away those sweaters just yet. The weather just can’t seem to make up its mind.
A cold front brought Tuesday’s high temperature of 93 degrees down to below the freezing point on Wednesday morning. With the 62-degree drop came a little more than an inch of rain and some pea-sized hail. The Wednesday high of 50 was a record high minimum, according to an Abilene Reporter-News report.
This spring season has been unseasonably cool in Abilene, only nearing average temperatures, with a few exceptions, about a week ago.
The inch of rain persuaded Taylor County Judge Downing Bolls to lift the burn ban on Wednesday. It also canceled two ACU softball games and convinced many students to stay inside.
The weather on Thursday was a welcome change. Sunny skies, a high near 70 and little wind made for a pleasant spring day.
Dr. Kerri Hart, director of the Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center, said she had been complaining about how unpredictable, and often unpleasant, the weather has been lately until reading a devotional-like book Thursday morning, which included Psalm 118:24.
“It talked about how we shouldn’t complain about simple things like the weather, and just be glad that we’re living and we have the opportunity to live in the day,” Hart said. “I needed to hear that because I had been complaining about the weather lately because it’s been so sporadic. I think yeah, it’s wacky, but maybe it’s made that way for a lesson we’re not even aware of until we have beautiful days.”
Temperatures are forecasted to rise to about 60 degrees on Thursday, and reach the 90s by next week.