So far this work week we have logged high temperatures of 87, 88, and 89 respectively on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Will we continue the trend and touch 90 degrees on Thursday afternoon? It looks like a very good possibility. The official number we are going with today is 91 degrees. If that comes to verify, we will be exactly 10 degrees above normal for the date.
This morning we expect to see some scattered clouds move in just as we did around sunrise on Wednesday. This cloud pattern is forecast to dissipate toward the noon hour leaving healthy amounts of sunshine to help propel temperatures towards the lower 90s. Breezy southerly winds will again go at around 15-20 mph.
Tonight mostly clear skies will provide for another quiet evening across West Central Texas. A muggy low in the lower 70s will take us into Friday morning. South winds will continue at around 15 mph with higher gusts.
Friday we will be tracking a strong cold front approaching from the north with cooler temperatures for the upcoming weekend. The front, however, will not arrive soon enough to preclude another hot one on the last day of our work week. High temperatures will surge into the lower 90s as counter-clockwise flow around strengthening low pressure in the Central Plains drives very warm air northward through West Texas. We should stay dry with just partly cloudy skies expected.
Later Friday night into Saturday morning the cold front barrels through the area and turns our temperature pattern around in a big way. A few isolated showers and thundershowers may accompany the passage of the front but it does not look like a widespread or long-lived wet weather situation. Highs on Saturday will only be near 70 degrees with gusty northerly winds as high as 35 mph.
Clear skies Saturday night drop our lows into the upper 40s. Yes, that's right, the upper 40s! Sunny conditions on Sunday will get readings just a touch warmer into the middle 70s. Temperatures look to rebound back into the lower to mid 80s during the early part of next week.