KTXS Forecast: Tracking upper 90s to end the work week


ABILENE, Texas - As the upper level ridge of high pressure builds over the next two days, we will see the hottest temperatures of the week. However, it won't last long.

We will continue to track departing cloud cover this morning that will transition to sunny skies this afternoon. High temperatures should reach the upper 90s with heat index values in the low 100s. Winds will be southwest to southerly at 5 to 15 mph.

Tonight, we will remain under mostly clear skies. Lows will return to the 70s with winds remaining from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph.

For Friday and Saturday, this is when we will witness the hottest temperatures of the week as the ridge is centered slightly to our west and in full strength. Temp values will return to the upper 90s with a few locations possibly breaking 100 degrees.

By Father's Day, the ridge should shift enough to the west for us to enter a northeasterly wind flow aloft. This will help get our high temperatures to relax to the mid-90s and remain there for the start of the work week.

Look ahead, this ridge is remaining quite strong and doesn't look to budge much beyond the 7 day period. So we should remain dry in the forecast.