KTXS Forecast: Fire weather danger continues into another week
ABILENE, Texas —
Note: There is a Red Flag Warning in place for Knox, Kent, King, Stonewall, Fisher, Coke, Nolan, Jones, Sterling, Taylor, Tom Green, Mitchell, and Scurry Counties until 8pm Monday. This is due to winds expected this afternoon at 20-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph and humidity levels at 10-15 percent. There is also a Fire Weather Watch in place for Callahan, Coleman, Concho, Runnels, Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties until 8pm Monday. This is due to expected winds of 15-20 mph with gusts of 25 mph and humidity levels around 20 percent.
Good morning! As you’re getting up conditions outside are clear to mostly clear with temperatures in the upper 30s to mid-40s and winds are currently out of the south at 5-15 mph.
Monday afternoon is going to be back above normal as highs push the mid/ upper 80s with sunny skies. Winds will build in out of the south at 15-25 mph for many. There are several watches and warning in place at this time (see note above). Monday night the winds will calm a bit, skies remain clear and lows will cool to the mid/ upper 50s.
By Tuesday, temperatures will be even warmer as most of the Big Country warms to the upper 80s/ low 90s with sunny skies and have winds from the southwest at 15-20 mph. Into Tuesday night we will be clear and in the upper 40s/ low 50s.
Early Wednesday morning our next cold front will move through the region. This will put afternoon highs in the mid/ upper 70s with sunny skies and winds will be out of the north at 5-15 mph. Wednesday night we will be clear and in the mid-40s to low 50s.
On Thursday, highs will be back above normal in the low 80s with building cloud cover through the afternoon as winds drop to the southeast at 5-15 mph. Thursday night we will be partly cloudy and in the mid-50s with a 20-30 percent chance of scattered thundershowers.
By the end of the week, for Friday, the region is going to become mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-70s and winds will pick up out of the southeast at 10-20 mph. We will have a 30-40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms through the day for the region. Into Friday night our next cold front will start to move in. This will put lows in the low 50s to upper 50s with continued rain chances.
By Saturday afternoon, temperatures will be below normal in the low/ mid-70s with slightly clearing skies and winds will be out of the north at 10-15 mph. There will be a 20-30 percent chance of scattered thundershowers through most of the day. Overnight lows are expected to cool to the low/ mid-40s with partly cloudy skies.
Currently for Sunday, it looks like the rain chances will push out and skies become mostly sunny. Highs into the afternoon will be around average in the mid-70s with northeast winds at 5-15 mph.
Have a great day! –MV-