ABILENE, Texas -

We are tracking an upper level disturbance in Arizona Wednesday evening.  It is forecast to be in our area Thursday afternoon.  In addition, the dryline is forecast to move eastward into the Big Country Thursday afternoon. 

This combination could lead to late afternoon thunderstorms for areas mainly north and northeast of Abilene.  If storms develop, large hail and lightning look to be the main dangers.

The dryline surging east will also open the door to some very warm temperatures.  Look for highs in the middle 80s Thursday afternoon.

Watch out for strong southwest winds Thursday at 20-30 mph.  The risk of wildfires will be fairly high for Thursday afternoon.

We are tracking a cold front that should move into the Big Country Friday.  Afternoon temperatures should be in the upper 60s Friday.

A weak Pacific cold front is forecast to move through Saturday morning.  There is a chance of some showers around sunrise Saturday.  Then, look for strong west winds and clearing skies Saturday afternoon.

Fairly cold air will filter in Saturday night.  A light freeze will be possible for Sunday and Monday mornings.  Look for afternoon temperatures in the 50s for Sunday and Monday.