Tracking a small break in the t'storm chances


ABILENE, Texas - A small window of quiet weather sets up for this Friday for most everyone with a stray t'storm chance from Brown county north to Throckmorton county this afternoon.

After seeing an active overnight period, the weather will attempt to settle down this afternoon for most locations as the dry line shifts east and likely stall near Abilene or just slightly east of the Key City. A stray thunderstorm cannot be ruled out in our extreme eastern counties that include Stephens, Eastland and Brown. High temperatures will top out near 90 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Winds should remain southerly to southwesterly at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight, mostly clear skies are forecast with overnight lows in the 60s with winds out of the south at 10 to 15.

As we go into the weekend, small upper level disturbances may allow for late day and early evening thunderstorms to develop pretty much anywhere across West-Central Texas. The main focus will be south of I-20 on Saturday and move to north of I-20 on Sunday and then everywhere on Monday.

Brief heavy downpours, with lightning are the main concerns along with gusty winds with anything that can become strong enough. Some small hail cannot be ruled out.

When it's not raining, look for partly sunny skies for the 3-day weekend with temperatures warming to the low 90s on Saturday and then topping out in the mid and lower 80s on Sunday and Monday.

Rain chances continue to stay in the forecast through at least Friday of next week.