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Tracking an early hot summer-time arrival

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ABILENE, Texas - A few isolated afternoon t'storms cannot be ruled out through Wednesday of this week but the bigger story will be the heat and humidity.

For today, we will be tracking mostly sunny skies with a chance for an isolated pop-up thunderstorm to develop across West-Central Texas. Lightning and a heavy downpour are the primary concerns. Likely, many folks will stay dry with high temperatures warming to the mid-90s. Winds will be southerly at 5 to 15 mph.

Look for mostly clear skies tonight with mild and muggy weather. Overnight low will only reach the mid-70s with winds out of the south-southwest at 10 to 20 mph.

For Tuesday and Wednesday, we should continue to see a chance for a stray thunderstorm to develop in the afternoon across the Big Country but be mainly confined to locations west of Abilene. Elsewhere will stay dry. No severe weather is expected.

We go rain-free again after Wednesday and into the weekend as a ridge builds in over the central United States.

Temperatures on Wednesday and through the end of next weekend will warm to the upper 90s each day. With humidity in place, heat index values will be between 99 and 105 degrees.

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