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Chelsea Humphrey: Turning up the heat for the next several afternoons

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: May 03 2014 06:23:47 PM CDT

ABILENE, Texas -

Several afternoons of unseasonably warm weather will be followed by shower chances to round out the work week.

Overnight Saturday we'll cool into the mid 60s with clear skies and south winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday, look for a southwest wind at 15 to 25 mph. This, along with highs in the mid 90s and very dry air will mean an elevated fire danger.

Avoid anything that could start a fire, it will spread rapidly.

Lows cool into the mid 60s Sunday night with calmer winds.

Monday looks to be the warmest day of the forecast period. Highs will warm into the upper 90s with plenty of sunshine.

South winds at 15 to 20 mph will help the fire danger somewhat but the danger will still exist so continue to use caution.

Tuesday, partly cloudy skies will keep us from warming back into the upper 90s. Instead we'll top out around the low to mid 90s.

Wednesday, south winds and 15 to 20 mph along with highs in the low 90s.

A disturbance will approach from the west bringing in rain chances overnight and into Thursday. Highs warm to 90 degrees but the shower chances will come to an end during the afternoon.

Another wave of energy will return shower and storm chances to the Big Country Friday afternoon.

Highs will warm to the mid 80s with a 30% chance for t'showers.

This disturbance will be slow to move east so we'll keep the shower chances going for Saturday too.

With cloudy skies and showers possible, we'll see highs around 80.