This Morning: A few showers and thunderstorms are still lingering across the Big Country this morning. Many roadways are wet, so take it slow on your morning commute! A weak cold front, almost stationary front is in the northern Big Country. Skies are mostly cloudy across the region with temperatures mainly in the 70s. We will hang onto a 40% chance for showers and thunderstorms through the morning.
This Afternoon: Continuing with the 40% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms through your Thursday afternoon. Brief, gusty winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous lightning all possible. Be aware of localized, urban flooding with the heavy rainfall. Temperatures will only warm to around 90° today. 90° for a high in Abilene. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with an easterly wind around 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: We will continue to see a 40% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms overnight. Temperatures will cool down into the lower 70s under mostly cloudy skies with an easterly wind around 5 to 15 mph.
Looking Ahead: Temperatures will continue to drop into the weekend as rain chances build. Starting Saturday through Monday, we increase rain and thunderstorms chances to 70% with the potential for some heavy rainfall Sunday and Monday that could result in three to four inches of rain across portions of the Big Country, if not even more in isolated locations when all is said and done by the middle of next week. Afternoon highs will be as cool as the mid and upper 70s this weekend as well.
Average High: 95°
Average Low: 73°
Sunrise: 6:59 a.m.
Sunset: 8:29 p.m.