Anthony Domol: Rain, thunder chances grow Thursday PM


ABILENE, Texas - Today sunshine is to be plentiful through the morning hours allowing for another quick warm-up to above 90 degrees by midday. Clouds will mix with the sun this afternoon but no rainfall is expected. The thermometer reads upper 90s by day's end. East southeast winds blow from 10-15 mph.

Scattered clouds will be around tonight as lows fall into the lower to mid 70s. Winds become light from the southeast near 5 mph.

Wednesday starts sunny but skies become mixed with clouds by early afternoon. An isolated heating of the day shower or thundershower remains a possibility for southern and eastern areas where the highest moisture concentrations will be located. The mercury climbs into the middle-upper 90s. Southeast winds go around 10 mph.

Morning sunshine will be followed by increasing afternoon clouds on Thursday as an upper-level system approaches from the northwest. Scattered thundershowers will break out in our northwestern sections during the afternoon and slowly head southeastward through the evening hours. Readings top out in the mid 90s. Southeast winds come at us from 10-15 mph.

Scattered showers and thundershowers are expected across West Texas overnight Thursday and into the day on Friday. A continuous rain is unlikely to occur but locally heavy downpours appear possible. Though some sunshine will work into the mix, additional clouds and the potential for rain-cooled air keeps predicted highs near 90 degrees Friday afternoon. Breezes blow around 10 mph from the southeast.

Wet weather in scattered fashion may carry over into Saturday as well. Latest computer guidance pushes most of the moisture into our southern zones for the bulk of the day but we will have to keep a close eye on the speed and movement of this weather system. Otherwise, anticipate a partly sunny sky condition. Highs head for around 90 to the lower 90s. Winds will be light and variable.

Sunday sees a return to drier conditions for West Texas. Sunshine pushes temperatures back into the middle 90s. Winds become southerly and go from 10-15 mph.

The warming trend rolls into Labor Day. Readings potentially surge into the upper 90s under plentiful sunshine. Southerly flow will be breezy at 15-20 mph.