Warm, windy and muggy weather continues today. Skies will remain partly to mostly sunny into the afternoon with occasional wind gusts up to 40 mph. Temperatures will warm to around 90° again today, but with the humidity, the heat index will feel more like the mid 90s. If you notice the haze in the sky today, it is smoke from wildfires burning across Mexico.
There is a Slight Risk for severe weather across the western Big Country late tonight into early Friday morning. Isolated storms are expected to develop along the dry line in the Texas panhandle and make it into the western Big Country by early Thursday morning. No widespread severe weather is expected, but a strong to severe storm may be possible with large hail and strong winds the main hazards. If storms are able to survive, a shower or thunderstorm may make it as far east as Abilene, but our chance for rain is very low.
Another chance for rain and thunderstorms will be possible across the western Big Country Friday evening as another round of storms develop along the dry line Friday afternoon. Once again, there is a Slight Risk for severe weather across the same region. Large hail and strong winds will be the main hazards if there are any severe storms. These storms once again may also make it as far east as Abilene by early Saturday morning, but with a low risk for severe weather.
The rest of your Memorial Day weekend looks to remain dry, but windy, warm and muggy with highs in the mid and upper 80s and 90° by Monday.
Today: Partly sunny. Windy and muggy. South winds around 20 to 30 mph. 40 mph wind gusts. Highs around 90°.
Tonight: Chance forshowers and thunderstorms west. Strong to severe storm possible. Mostly cloudy. Windy. Southeast winds around 15 to 25 mph. 30 mph wind gusts. Lows in the low 70s.
Friday: Chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Partly sunny. Windy. South winds around 15 to 25 mph. 30 mph wind gusts. Highs in the mid and upper 80s.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Windy. South winds around 15 to 25 mph. 30 mph wind gusts. Lows around 70°. Highs in the mid and upper 80s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows around 70°. Highs in the upper 80s.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs around 90°.
Tuesday: Sunny. Windy. Lows around 70°. Highs in the low 90s.
Wednesday: Sunny. Lows around 70°. Highs in the upper 80s.
Average High: 86°
Average Low: 64°
Sunrise: 6:36 a.m.
Sunset: 8:35 p.m.
– Meteorologist Grant Tosterud