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Chelsea Humphrey: Tracking hot, dry weather into the weekend

By Chelsea Humphrey, chumphrey@ktxs.com
Published On: Jun 20 2013 05:40:10 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 07:55:47 AM CDT

ABILENE, Texas -

Rain chances stay out of the forecast as we head into the start of summer.

Thursday is the last day of spring but looking at the temperatures, you might not know it. We'll see highs this afternoon warming into the mid to upper 90s with sunny skies. Winds will blow in from the south at 10 to 20 mph.

Overnight, temperatures will cool into the low 70s under clear skies.

Summer officially begins at 12:04 a.m. Friday morning. Throughout the day highs will warm into the mid 90s as sunny skies continue. Winds stay breezy at 10 to 20 mph from the south.

Into the weekend we'll see temperatures start in the low  70s before jumping right back into the upper 90s. A ridge of high pressure will stay in place over the state, keeping things hot and dry.

Showers will likely develop along the dryline over eastern New Mexico but with high pressure firmly in place, the showers will fall apart before they make it toward the Big Country.

As we head into the end of the weekend and the start of next week, look for more of the same. Highs will continue to warm into the mid to upper 90s before we cool into the low 70s at night. We'll keep the triple digits out of the forecast for the most part but a few spots could make it toward the century mark by the middle of next week.