Anthony Domol: Tracking heavy rain and storms

ABILENE, Texas - Many areas have seen heavy rainfall since yesterday afternoon and evening and scattered heavy thundershowers are around the region this morning. Street flooding is a serious concern. Temperatures are in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

Precipitation should see somewhat of a lull for a period later this morning into the early afternoon before additional development becomes likely in advance of a cold front heading our way. These storms will have the potential to become strong to severe as they move through West Texas. Outside of storminess and / or wet weather skies will be mostly cloudy while winds blow from the south at 15-20 mph. The mercury reaches the middle and upper 80s.

This evening showers and thundershowers should be ongoing with the focus on central and eastern portions of our viewing area as the main concentration of precipitation gradually shifts just off to our east. Rainfall ends from west to east in the overnight period. Lows drop into the upper 60s.

Friday begins mostly cloudy but some afternoon sunshine seems a good bet to break through the clouds. Readings remain below normal in the mid 80s.

Saturday shakes out partly cloudy and warmer with highs getting into the lower 80s.

Sunday goes mostly sunny and the thermometer heads for the middle and upper 90s.

Monday through Wednesday stays warm in the middle 90s. Latest computer guidance is introducing the chance for a few afternoon thundershowers as a ridge of high pressure stays centered just far enough to our west to allow a weakness in the flow and thus an opportunity for isolated wet weather. We will continue to update this part of the forecast in the days ahead.

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