Temperatures hit triple digits for a third straight day here in Abilene on Sunday!
Friday the official high at the airport was 100. Saturday beat that mark with a high of 101, while Sunday topped all as a whopping 102 degree reading was recorded.
What a way to bring in the first day of meteorological fall!
For Labor Day today we are tracking a cold front moving southward through West Central Texas. This will bring slight shower and thundershower chances this morning continuing throughout the day. Unfortunately, it does not look like the widespread heavy rainfall that we could use, but areas that do get a thundershower will see some decent downpours locally especially this morning. Otherwise partly sunny skies are in the forecast this afternoon with temperatures expected to reach the lower 90s.
Tonight partly cloudy skies will be common across the Big Country with a few very isolated showers and thundershowers still remaining in the area. Best chances for rainfall appear to be across southern sections as a cold front continues to sag south and weaken in the vicinity of the Concho Valley. Expect overnight lows near 70 degrees.
Moving forward to tomorrow and beyond, it appears as though above normal temperatures will continue across our viewing area and most of the South Central United States. A mix of clouds and sun will be in the forecast from Tuesday right on into next weekend with highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low 70s. An isolated afternoon thundershower cannot be ruled out on occasion as we start to get a moist feed off the Gulf of Mexico once again. However, no significant widespread rain events are showing up on the maps at this time.