Anthony Domol: Warm today, cool tomorrow
Much cooler temperatures are still on track to roll into West Texas this weekend, but we must first deal with one more unseasonably warm day on Friday.
Good amounts of sunshine are in the forecast to round out the work week though some clouds will intervene from time to time especially early on in the day. Expect high temperatures to make a run for the 90 degree mark one more time this afternoon. Today's daylight hours should remain dry. Winds will continue brisk from the south at 20-30 mph with gusts even higher.
Tonight the cold front we have been talking about all week will approach the area. A thin line of showers and thundershowers may develop and pass through West Central Texas in the early morning hours of Saturday. Rainfall chances are around 30% and we are not expecting heavy amounts like we saw with last week's wet weather maker. Severe weather should remain well north and east of us. We will already have cooled off significantly by the time most people wake up on Saturday as lows will be near 50 degrees.
Rainfall will end from north to south on Saturday morning though some cloud cover may persist into the early afternoon hours particularly in southern areas. A couple of computer models indicate a lingering shower chance for the southern half of our viewing area into mid afternoon. We will track this. Clouds should begin to decrease rapidly as we approach the evening. Calmer winds and a dry atmosphere will allow for some of the coolest overnight lows we have seen in months. Temperatures Sunday morning are expected to bottom out in the mid to upper 40s.
Sunshine will take over for Sunday with a rebound in readings into the middle 70s. Quiet weather is expected into the early part of next week with temperatures climbing back into the low to mid 80s.
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