Tracking Thursday afternoon and evening t'storm chances
ABILENE, Texas - A better chance for thunderstorm develop will be possible this afternoon and overnight as an upper level disturbance moves across Texas.
Timing: Isolated thunderstorms could form as early as mid-afternoon with more widespread activity developing during the evening and overnight hours.
Where: From the Big Country, to the Concho Valley and the Heartland. Everyone has a chance to see a thunderstorm.
Threats: Large hail is the primary concern. Gusty winds are also possible. Heavy downpours will be likely with slower moving storms. Excessive lightning is expected. Although its very low but not zero, there is an isolated tornado threat.
For today, look for a chance of an isolated thundershower with mostly cloudy skies. We will continue to be warm and humid with high temperatures reaching the mid and upper 80s this afternoon. Winds will be southerly at 10 to 20 mph.
As mentioned above, t'storms could begin developing as early as mid-afternoon. They would be isolated in nature until the evening hours as they become more scattered. Please read what is in bold above for additional details.
Tonight, the thunderstorm chance will continue but most activity should be to the east of Abilene before 5 a.m. Overnight lows should cool to the upper 60s with south winds continuing at 10 to 20 mph.
All rain chances should be east of Ranger Hill by mid-morning with the dry line pushing to the east of Abilene by noon. This will allow some slightly drier air to filter in to our western locations with mostly sunny skies everywhere.
Enjoy the break from the humidity while it lasts as it returns on Saturday. Temperatures should remain in the upper 80s on Saturday and top out in the mid-80s on Sunday as Monday.
Keep an eye on the weather this weekend as we have late afternoon thunderstorm chances from Saturday through Monday and as far out as Wednesday of next week.