Tracking a hot start to the weekend but a slightly cooler Father's Day


ABILENE, Texas - The hottest days of this week will be felt today and Saturday but slightly cooler weather will arrive on Sunday.

That is all thanks to a building ridge of high pressure but it will move some on Saturday night allowing for a weak front from the east to nudge into Texas.

For today, we have another hot and sunny day on tap. Temperatures should top out in the upper 90s. Some humidity is still in place so heat indices could still reach the lower 100s for a few locations. Winds will be southwest to southerly at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight, look for mostly clear skies with mid-70s eventually returning. We will have southwest to southerly winds at 10 to 15 mph.

On Saturday, the ridge of high pressure aloft will be at it's peak for the week and be centered just over El Paso.

This means high temperatures will hover right around 100 degrees on Saturday with sunny skies in the Big Country.

Forecast guidance over the last 24 hours has continue to hint a weak mid-level disturbance moving out of Colorado and drifting southward into the Panhandle of Texas before sliding southwest into Mexico. That being said, it tries to hint at some afternoon pop-up t'storm development on Saturday.

I cannot rule that slight chance but it will be difficult for t'storms to form with the very strong ridge of high pressure aloft. No severe weather would occur.

By Sunday, a frontal boundary will try to reach as far west as Central Texas. This should help shift winds enough on Sunday to keep our high temperatures in the low 90s with mostly sunny skies.

We stay in the low 90s Monday but then the upper level ridge begins to move itself and center right over Texas by Wednesday. Temperatures will warm back into the middle and upper 90s and eliminating any chance for a shower for several days.

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