Tracking a sunny and warm end to the work week


ABILENE, Texas - A ridge of high pressure still holds a grip, albeit weak, over the Lone Star State. This pattern will keep us with slightly above normal temperatures and sunny skies through the end of the week.

For today, it's back to full sunshine with high temperatures in the mid-90s this afternoon. Winds will stay breezy out of the south at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight, clear skies are expected to continue with overnight lows returning to the low 70s with winds remaining southerly at 10 to 20 mph.

Friday's weather is a carbon copy of what is forecast for Thursday.

As we arrive into the weekend, the upper level low that has been mentioned a few times in my weather articles will be drifting towards the Big Bend area of Texas. New data is suggesting this system to be much weaker.

That being said, rain chances have been removed from Sunday and Monday but I am still holding a 10% for Tuesday.

The only thing we will get out of this system as it drifts towards New Mexico through the weekend will be some additional clouds in the sky with mostly sunny skies on Saturday and partly sunny conditions on Sunday. Temperatures will range from the low 90s to middle 90s.

We will go back to mostly sunny skies for Monday.

By the middle of next week, a weak front stalls somewhere near the Red River. At this time, it is uncertain if it can make it this far so rain chances have not been added to the forecast.