KTXS Forecast: Hot end to the week ahead of Sunday cool down
ABILENE, Texas —
Note: There is still a heat advisory in place for Stephens County until 7pm Saturday. There is also still a heat advisory issued for Callahan, Coke, Concho, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Nolan, Runnels, Sterling, Shackelford, Taylor, Tom Green, Mitchell and Scurry Counties through 7pm Friday. This is due to high temperatures that are expected to be in the lower triple digits with higher heat index values. Stay out of the heat as much as possible and stay hydrated!
Good morning and TGIF! As you’re getting up conditions outside are clear with temperatures in the low/ mid-70s and winds are out of the south at 10-20 mph.
Friday afternoon is still going to be well above normal by 10-15 degrees as most locations reach the lower triple digits. Skies will be sunny with winds from the south at 10-15 mph and have gusts up to 20 mph. Into Friday night the region will remain mostly clear with lows in the mid/ upper 70s and there will be a 10 percent chance of an isolated shower or two for western most areas.
On Saturday, we will still be hot and in the lower 100s with mostly sunny skies and winds will be out of the south at 10-15 mph. There will be a 10 percent chance of isolated thundershowers through the day as our next cold front begins to slide into the region. Saturday night the cold front will move through the Big Country. This will make us partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of isolated thundershowers. Lows will cool to the low/ mid-70s.
By Sunday, the region will be much closer to average in the low/ mid-90s. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy with northeast winds at 5-15 mph and there will be a 10 percent chance of isolated thundershowers through the day. Sunday night rain chances and cloud cover will persist and we will cool to the mid/ upper 60s.
Then on Monday, temperatures will hover in the mid-90s with clearing skies and decreasing rain chances through the afternoon. Monday night we will be mostly clear with winds from the south at 5-15 mph and lows will cool to the lower 70s.
Tuesday through Thursday currently look like they will be sunny to mostly sunny with highs ranging in the mid-90s to lower 100s and have winds mainly out of the southeast at 5-15 mph. Overnight lows during this period are going to be in the lower 70s with mostly clear conditions.
Note: Remember that with the expected hot weather you will need to stay hydrated and take breaks from the heat as well. Don’t forget about your four legged friends, they need shade and plenty of water too. If you’re hot outside or in your car, they are as well.
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend! -MV-