Summer officially begins at 12:09 p.m. CDT Wednesday. However, temperatures are forecast to be on the mild side with clouds and chances of afternoon thundershowers - especially east of Abilene.
We have been tracking an upper level disturbance moving westward from the Gulf of Mexico. It brought afternoon thundershowers to central Texas Tuesday. We are expecting showers and thundershowers to reach our eastern areas Wednesday. Breckenridge, Eastland, Cisco and Brownwood could receive some needed rainfall late afternoon and evening Wednesday. The Concho Valley may see afternoon thundershowers from this system on Thursday.
We are also tracking a cold front that is expected to move down to the Red River late Thursday. This front should create thunderstorms that may move south into our northern areas Thursday evening and Friday evening. The better chances of rain should be north of I-20 both days.
Afternoon temperatures should be relatively mild through Friday with highs around 90 each day. However, nighttime temperatures will continue warm with lows in the lower 70s.
Dry weather and above normal afternoon temperatures are expected for the weekend and continuing into early next week.