Strong to severe storms moved through a large part of the Big Country and Heartland Wednesday afternoon. Wind gusts over 50 mph, heavy rainfall and lightning were the main problems.
In Abilene, winds gusted to 54 mph at the Regional Airport, 53 mph at Dyess AFB and 49 mph at KTXS. Rainfall in the city ranged from 1/3 of an inch to almost one inch.
Around two inches of rain fell at Jayton and Aspermont Wednesday afternoon. Heavy rainfall also occurred over most of Jones, Stephens and Eastland Counties Wednesday afternoon.
The storms we have been tracking moving into our region from the west Wednesday evening have been weakening. Mainly showers with possible lightning will be a risk through about midnight for counties mainly west of Abilene.
Dry weather is expected for most of our region for Thursday as rain and storm chances look to stay to our west and east. This dry spell is forecast to continue through the weekend and into the week ahead.
Look for afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 90s each day through Tuesday.