ABILENE, Texas -

Early today a weak cold front is moving southward through West Central Texas turning winds northerly as it passes. Temperatures are in the lower to middle 70s across the region. A few isolated showers and thundershowers are being tracked on the radar screen under a general partly to mostly cloudy sky.

Past the noon hour, under a mix of clouds and sun, we will see better coverage of scattered showers and thundershowers develop. Severe weather is unlikely but a few storms could be strong with frequent lightning and gusty winds. Highs reach the lower to mid 90s. Winds blow from the north northeast at 10-15 mph.

With the loss of daytime heating, evening showers and thundershowers weaken and diminish in coverage. Expect partly cloudy conditions for the overnight period and only isolated wet weather in our southern zones. Lows fall into the lower 70s. Light northeast winds will be between 5-10 mph.

Tuesday gives us plentiful sunshine and readings very close to normal values in the mid 90s. Northeast flow remains around 10 mph.

Generous sun is expected for the middle day of the workweek and pushes the mercury into the middle 90s by day’s end. No rain chances are in the forecast. Winds will be from the east at 10-15 mph.

Mostly sunny skies and only a few afternoon puffy clouds are predicted to develop on Thursday and Friday. A surge of heat returns to West Texas during this late workweek period. The thermometer reads upper 90s on Thursday and near 100 on Friday. Southerly winds get a bit breezier from 10-20 mph.

An early glance at next weekend reveals partly cloudy and hot conditions for Saturday. Temperatures soar very close to 100 degrees.

Another summer cold front may approach on Sunday bringing a chance for mainly afternoon thundershowers. Highs get into the upper 90s.