Wake-Up Weather: Mild and quiet start to a very warm day with gusty winds and thunderstorm chances

Weather

FORECAST SUMMARY:

It is mild and mostly clear. The winds are light.

Winds will pick up substantially out of the south on today. Expect sustained south winds around 20-25 MPH with wind gusts around 35 MPH. There is the potential for thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening. Scattered severe thunderstorms are possible in the northern Big country while isolated severe thunderstorms are possible for the rest of the area with the exception being the SE Big Country and Heartland. Otherwise, temperatures will reach the upper 80’s and low 90’s under mostly sunny skies.

A cold front will move through early Friday morning. The rest of the day will be windy and dry. High temperatures will be in the lower 70’s. That’s around 10 degrees cooler than usual early May highs.

The winds will taper off on Saturday, and temperatures will only reach the middle 70’s.

Sunday will see a slight warm-up along with sunny skies.

Monday and Tuesday will see temperatures warm into the middle 80’s. Both days will feature a slight chance for thunderstorms.

FORECAST DETAILS:

Today: *MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS* *ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE* Mostly Sunny. 20% Rain and Thunderstorms. High Temperature: 90° Winds: S 20-25 G35 MPH

Tonight: *MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS* *ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE* Partly Clear. 20% Rain and Thunderstorms. High Temperature: 61° Winds: NNE 20-25 G35 MPH

Friday: Sunny. 20% AM Rain and Thunderstorms. High Temperature: 72° Winds: NNE 20-25 G30 MPH

Saturday: Sunny. High Temperature: 75° Winds: SE 5-10 MPH

Sunday (Mothers day): Sunny. High Temperature: 80° Winds: SE 5-15 MPH

Monday: Mostly Sunny. 20% Rain and Thunderstorms. High Temperature: 83° Winds: S 15-20 MPH

Tuesday: Partly Sunny. 30% Rain and Thunderstorms. High Temperature: 85° Winds: S 10-15 MPH

Wednesday: Mostly Sunny. 20% Rain and Thunderstorms. High Temperature: 87° Winds: S 15-20 MPH

Average High Temperature: 82°

Average Low Temperature: 58°

Sunrise: 6:47 A.M.

Sunset: 8:24 P.M.

Meteorologist Zach Gilday

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