Seasonal weather continues Wednesday with sunny skies and light winds. Highs this afternoon will climb into the mid 80s across the Big Country. The mid and upper 80s with continue into the end of this week as winds star to become breezier on Thursday and ahead of the threat for severe weather starting late Friday night into Saturday.
There is an Enhanced Risk for severe weather across the western half of the Big Country through the Permain Basin and up into the eastern Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. This means numerous severe storms will be possible. Storms initiation is expected Friday evening along a dry line that will be set up across the panhandle and slowly move eastward into the Big Country by early Saturday morning. These storms will continue to slowly push eastward, making their way into the central Big Country by mid morning. Severe storms will be capable of large hail with some hail being greater than 2″ in diameter, damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph, heavy rainfall leading to areas of flooding and even a few tornadoes will be possible in the highlighted risk areas during this time period.
Another chance for severe weather returns Monday with all modes of severe weather possible including large haild, damaging winds, flooding and tornadoes. Continue to stay tuned to the latest forecasts.
Make sure you stay weather aware as we head into this weekend and next week!
Today: Sunny to mostly sunny. South winds around 5 to 15 mph. Highs in the mid 80s.
Tonight: Clear skies. South winds around 5 to 15 mph. Lows in the mid 60s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Becoming breezy. South winds around 10 to 20 mph. Highs in the mid 80s.
Friday: 20% chance for thunderstorms late Friday night. Strong to severe storms possible. Partly sunny. Windy. South winds around 15 to 25 mph. 30 mph wind gusts. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Saturday: 60% chance for thunderstorms early Saturday into the afternoon. Strong to severe storms likely. Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Sunday: Sunny. Breezy at times. Lows around 60°. Highs in the mid 80s.
Monday: 30% chance for thunderstorms. Strong to severe storms possible. Partly sunny. Windy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Tuesday: 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny. Windy. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Average High: 84°
Average Low: 61°
Sunrise: 6:41 a.m.
Sunset: 8:30 p.m.
– Meteorologist Grant Tosterud