KTXS Forecast: Hot again Thursday
ABILENE, Texas - Temperatures climbed into the upper 90s and lower 100s Wednesday afternoon. The high temperature in Abilene was 99 - just two degrees away from the tying the record for the date of 101.
San Angelo recorded a high temperature of 102 Wednesday afternoon which tied the record for the date.
About 4 pm, thunderstorms began to form in our area. A few storms became severe and produced strong winds. Winds were estimated at 60 mph in southeast Taylor County at Lawn. A site near Mertzon - west of San Angelo measured a wind gust of 74 mph.
Locally heavy rainfall was reported from Albany and Breckenridge with both locations reporting about 1/2 inch. We saw on radar heavy rainfall over Baird and north and east of Winters.
Storms in our area faded away by 10 pm Wednesday. Partly cloudy skies and dry weather are forecast for the rest of Wednesday night. Low temperatures Thursday morning should be in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy skies are forecast for Thursday. High temperatures should be in the middle to upper 90s. Widely scattered thunderstorms are expected again Thursday afternoon and evening.
Friday should be partly cloudy with isolated afternoon thundershowers. High temperatures are forecast to be in the lower to middle 90s. Football games in our area will likely be dry with temperatures in the 80s.
Rain and thunderstorms are forecast to stay just to our west for Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures this weekend should be around 90.
We are tracking a fairly strong upper level system that should bring our region showers and thunderstorms for Monday through Wednesday. Heavy rainfall will be possible. High temperatures early next week should be in the 80s.