ABILENE, Texas - Warm and muggy conditions open up yet another day here in the Big Country. Readings are in the lower to mid 70s and take aim on the upper 90s this afternoon. Expect mostly sunny skies with some high clouds rolling through the region. South winds will blow from 15-20 mph with higher gusts.
Tonight a few high clouds will linger into the overnight period as lows bottom out in the lower to middle 70s. South southeast winds are projected to continue from 10-15 mph.
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and hot weather keeps on going for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The mercury should have no trouble getting into the middle and upper 90s each and every afternoon.
South winds will be breezy through the period with the strongest winds on Friday and Saturday at 20-25 mph gusting higher at times. A few afternoon clouds may bubble up but nothing more than that is in the forecast.
Late Saturday night into Sunday morning a cold front is predicted to be settling southward out of the Texas panhandle / Red River region. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible first in our northern counties and then portions south of that on into Sunday. Additional clouds on the back half of the weekend look to keep highs in the upper 80s.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be left in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday as well under partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies. Look for highs in the middle 80s.