ABILENE, Texas - Showers and thundershowers have been frequent early today in the southern half of West Central Texas. Heavy rainfall has resulted in Flood Advisories within Tom Green, Coleman, Coke, and Sterling counties. Readings are starting out in the lower to mid 70s. Winds are around 10 mph from the south.
As we work through the morning, the complex of showers and thundershowers in our southern sections will continue to weaken considerably as it shifts to the northeast. Sunshine makes an appearance for many of us and boosts temperatures into the middle 90s. A few additional showers and thundershowers can develop this afternoon with a bit of daytime heating. Southerly winds blow between 10-15 mph.
Any evening thundershowers dotting the radar screen should decrease in coverage and intensity leaving partly cloudy conditions for the overnight period. Only a slight chance for a shower will exist in far southeastern areas heading into Tuesday morning. The mercury falls into the lower 70s by daybreak. South winds continue in the vicinity of 10 mph.
Tuesday turns out partly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated afternoon thundershower. Most of us remain rain-free. The mercury reaches the mid 90s. Southerly breezes come into West Texas from 10-15 mph.
Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds are in the forecast for Wednesday. No rain chances are included. Readings top out in the mid to upper 90s. South winds crank it up a bit and go at 10-20 mph.
High pressure is predicted to strengthen over our region as we get into the late-week time frame. Mostly sunny weather will be widespread across West Central Texas for Thursday through Saturday. A few afternoon clouds may develop during this period but no showers and no storms are expected. Temperatures in the upper 90s are projected. The thermometer may register triple digits by Saturday. Flow from the south remains breezy from 10-20 mph.
Sunday keeps it sunny, breezy, and hot near the century mark. Stay with KTXS we will keep you posted on any changes in the forecast in coming days.