FORECAST SUMMARY:

As of 6:50 AM, it was mild and muggy. Most areas were in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s. Low level stratus clouds were moving in from the south. It was breezy.

Unusually hot temperatures will continue today. Expect highs in the middle to upper 90’s under mostly sunny skies. There will be a breezy south wind with a muggy feel. A slight chance of storms will return this evening. This is mainly for the Northern Big Country. Severe weather is not expected.

Overnight, temperatures will stay mild as they only fall into the middle 60’s. South winds will pick up under mostly clear skies. Low clouds will move in towards daybreak.

Friday looks to be dry as temperatures cool a little. Highs will reach the upper 80’s to near 90° with partly sunny skies. That is still around 10 degrees above average. It will be windy. Expect south winds around 20-25 MPH with 40 MPH wind gusts.

Thunderstorm chances will return Saturday. Isolated severe storms will be possible during the afternoon and evening. Chances of rain and storms will really pick up Saturday night into Sunday morning as a cold front moves through. Showers and storms are likely Sunday into Monday. Rainfall totals look to be anywhere from 0.5″ to 2″ with the higher totals in the Southeast Big Country and Heartland.

As we head into next week, it is looking a lot cooler. High temperatures on Monday and Tuesday should only be in the lower to middle 70’s. Chances of rain and thunderstorms will taper off Tuesday morning.

Wednesday will see seasonable temperatures return. Expect highs in the low 80’s with lots of sun.

FORECAST DETAILS:

Today: AM Clouds. Mostly Sunny. 20% PM Rain Showers and Thunderstorms. (Evening 7:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m.) Windy. High Temperature: 95° Winds: S 15-20 G25 MPH

Tonight: Mostly Clear. Windy. Low Temperature: 66° Winds: S 15-20 G30 MPH

Friday: Partly Sunny. Windy. High Temperature: 90° Winds: SSW 20-25 G40 MPH

Saturday: Partly Sunny. 20% Rain Showers and Thunderstorms. Windy. High Temperature: 87° Winds: SSW 15-20 G35 MPH

Sunday: Mostly Cloudy. 70% Rain Showers and Thunderstorms. Windy. High Temperature: 72° Winds: S > NE 10-15 G25 MPH

Monday: Partly Sunny. 40% Rain Showers and Thunderstorms. Windy. High Temperature: 71° Winds: NE 20-25 G30 MPH

Tuesday: Mostly Sunny. 20% AM Rain Showers and Thunderstorms. Windy. High Temperature: 74° Winds: E 15-20 MPH

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny. Windy. High Temperature: 82° Winds: S 15-20 MPH

Average High Temperature: 80°

Average Low Temperature: 54°

Sunrise: 7:02 A.M.

Sunset: 8:13 P.M.

Meteorologist Zach Gilday