Anthony Domol: Hot Friday, thundershowers possible in days ahead


ABILENE, Texas - High cirrus clouds are flowing through West Texas early today as temperatures reside in the lower to middle 70s. Southeast winds have been blowing around 10 mph.

This afternoon look for mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and highs heading for near 100 degrees. No rain chances are in the forecast. Southerly winds are projected to go from 10-15 mph.

Tonight variably cloudy conditions are expected but no rainfall is predicted. Overnight lows drop into the mid 70s by sunrise on Saturday. Winds will be from the south near 10 mph.

Saturday turns out a mix of sun and clouds and a slight chance for an afternoon or evening thundershower mainly in the northern sections of our viewing area. The mercury runs very close to the century mark on the first half of the weekend. South winds go at 10-15 mph gusting higher at times.

Sunday we will be tracking an afternoon and evening isolated thundershower risk for all of West Central Texas. Otherwise, anticipate a mix of clouds and sun. Readings reach the middle 90s. Winds blow from the south at 10-15 mph.

Monday and Tuesday yield sunshine and passing clouds. Once again, afternoon and evening isolated thundershowers can potentially develop. Temperatures reach the middle 90s. South southeasterly flow comes at us from 10-15 mph.

Drier weather should settle back in for Wednesday and Thursday. Sunshine and mixed clouds will be common along with highs in the middle to upper 90s.