ABILENE, Texas -

Weather conditions early today are mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles or brief light showers and temperatures in the lower 70s. Southerly winds have been going from 10-15 mph. Most of the significant wet weather has shifted to our north.

As the morning unfolds, sunshine makes an appearance and coupled with breezy south southwest winds at 15-25 mph drives the mercury into the upper 90s by mid-late afternoon. Most of West Texas will remain dry through the day and thus precipitation chances are expected to remain low.

This evening clouds increase and a shower or thunderstorm is possible by the mid-late evening hours as a cold front approaches from the northwest. Winds will shift to the north northeast behind the front and blow from 10-15 mph. Lows drop to around 70 degrees.

Thursday starts off with a few showers and thundershowers in our southeastern zones but a drying trend should commence for all of us as we move along. More clouds than sun is the predicted while highs stay well below normal in the middle to upper 80s. North winds come at us from 10-15 mph.

Moving into Friday we see a mix of sun and clouds and a continued moderate brand of warmth in the upper 80s. No rain chances are in the forecast as of this time.

Sunshine and passing clouds look to be the rule over the weekend as highs range from 90 to the lower 90s.

Further warming should continue into the first parts of next week as plentiful sunshine runs the thermometer closer to normal in the mid 90s for Monday and Tuesday.