Tracking triple digits and pop-up t-storm chances for the 4th of July
ABILENE, Texas - Not everyone will see a chance for a pop-up t-storm but everyone will feel the heat as air temperature and heat index values reach the triple digits.
Make sure to stay cool, stay hydrated. Take breaks and do not leave kids or pets inside cars for any amount of time.
For today, we will start out warm and quickly approach the low 90s by noon. Upper 90s to lower 100s are forecast this afternoon with heat index values between 101 and 107 degrees. We should stay sunny with some cumulus clouds popping up by late afternoon. Winds will be southwest to southerly at 10 to 20 mph.
A pop-up t-storm cannot be ruled out this afternoon across parts of the Big Country. Any t-storm that develops will be capable of producing heavy downpours, lightning, gusty winds, and possibly small hail.
With many folks wanting to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, you will need to stay updated on the forecast as pinpointing exactly where a storm will develop is nearly impossible. Everyone from north of I-20 to the Heartland has some chance of seeing one this afternoon/evening. Some may have odds that favor staying dry while others get rain.
Tonight, any lingering storms will fade out a few hours afternoon sunset. Some cloudiness will start the evening but should go mostly clear after midnight. Winds will be breezy out of the south at 10 to 20 mph.
From Tuesday through Thursday, sunny skies are forecast with upper 90s and lower 100s as high temperatures by the afternoon. A slight chance for a pop-up t-storm will be possible for areas west of an Aspermont to Sweetwater line each afternoon as well.
We could see mostly sunny to partly sunny skies Friday through Sunday with upper 90s and possible a slight chance for a pop-up t-storm in the afternoons.