South-southeasterly winds this morning are bringing in Gulf moisture back into the Big Country, along with low level clouds and warmer weather. Expect low level cloud cover across the southeastern into the central Big Country this morning, but we’ll see mostly sunny skies by the afternoon. Highs could reach 90° for the first time this month in Abilene. Winds will be breezy and bring back muggy air as dew points climb back into the upper 60s. There is a small chance for a couple pop up showers and maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon through this evening.
Winds will become very strong Thursday. Another chance for a couple pop up showers returns Thursday, with a better chance for rain and thunderstorms overnight into Friday morning. There is a Slight Risk for severe weather across the northwestern Big Country Thursday night into Friday morning as a line of storms will develop along the dry line in the panhandle and move into the northwestern Big Country. Those storms will weaken as they move eastward. No widespread severe weather is expected.
Your Memorial Day weekend looks to stay dry and remain warm and windy with highs climbing back to near 90° by Monday.
Today: Chance for a couple showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Mostly sunny. Breezy. South winds around 10 to 20 mph. 30 mph wind gusts. Highs around 90°.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Southeast winds around 15 to 25 mph. 30 mph wind gusts. Lows in the low 70s.
Thursday: Chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny. Windy. South winds around 20 to 30 mph. 40 mph wind gusts. Highs in the upper 80s.
Friday: Chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms in the morning. Partly sunny. Windy. South winds around 15 to 25 mph. 30 mph wind gusts.Lows in the low 70s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows around 70°. Highs in the mid 80s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs around 90°.
Tuesday: Sunny. Windy. Lows around 70°. Highs in the low 90s.
Average High: 86°
Average Low: 63°
Sunrise: 6:36 a.m.
Sunset: 8:35 p.m.
– Meteorologist Grant Tosterud