Be sure to bring back the jacket and umbrella today! After starting out near record cold temperatures this morning, falling into the mid 40s with wind chills in the upper 30s and lower 40s, highs this afternoon will only warm into the mid 50s. We will break a record low maximum temperature today in Abilene. The old record is 66° set in 1994.
Scattered rain chances develop around noon in the western Big Country today and move east into the afternoon. Rain chances will increase for Abilene after the lunch hour. A few thunderstorms may be possible, but no severe weather is expected. Lightning will be the biggest hazard. Rain chances continue overnight and into Saturday morning before tapering off before noon. A tenth to half an inch of rain will be possible with isolated heavier amounts. The ground is already very saturated so any rainfall could lead to areas of localized flooding.
Temperatures warm through the weekend with a break from the rain on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. However, rain and storm chances return once again to start next week.
Today: 40% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Cloudy. Northeast winds around 5 to 15 mph. Highs in the mid 50s.
Tonight: 40% chance for scattered showers. Cloudy. North winds around 5 to 10 mph. Lows around 50°.
Saturday: 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms before noon. Partly sunny. North winds around 5 to 10 mph. Highs in the mid 60s.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. East winds around 5 to 10 mph. Lows around 50°. Highs in the mid 70s.
Monday: 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Tuesday: 30% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Wednesday: 20% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Lows around 60°. Highs in the low 80s.
Average High: 83°
Average Low: 60°
Sunrise: 6:44 a.m.
Sunset: 8:26 p.m.
– Meteorologist Grant Tosterud