Mark Rowlett: Tracking more weekend heat

ABILENE, Texas - Temperatures jumped up into the lower 90s again Friday afternoon.  This very warm air should continue over our region through Sunday afternoon.

We are tracking more moist air moving in from the Gulf of Mexico.  This should help bring morning clouds to our region for Saturday and Sunday mornings. 

This should also help keep overnight temperatures warm with lows in the low to middle 60 Saturday and Sunday.

Even with a cloudy start, temperatures should climb back up around 90 Saturday afternoon.  Watch out for strong southwest winds around 25 mph with will elevate wildfire danger. 

There is still a slim chance of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm forming on the dryline Saturday afternoon.

An approaching upper level disturbance could bring showers or thundershowers to areas mainly south of I-20 early Sunday morning.

Shower and thunderstorm chances shift to our eastern counties for Sunday afternoon as the dryline marches eastward through most of our region by late Sunday afternoon. 

Temperatures Sunday should be back up around 90 with strong southwest winds.

A strong late season cold front is forecast to blow in Sunday night.  Watch out for north winds around 30 mph.  Temperatures Monday morning should be back down around 40.  High temperatures Monday afternoon will struggle to reach 60.

With clear skies, light winds and chilly air in place, we could see a frost or a light freeze for Tuesday morning.

A slow warming trend is expected to begin Tuesday afternoon.

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