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Anthony Domol: Tracking isolated Friday thundershowers

By Anthony Domol, adomol@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 05:49:11 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 13 2013 12:02:34 PM CDT
Anthony Domol
ABILENE, Texas -

Some isolated thundershowers will develop in the Big Country on Friday with temperatures returning to the lower 90s for many of us.

Today we will track a cold front moving south into Texas. This will provide a trigger for some showers and thundershowers later this afternoon and evening mostly across the northern half of our viewing area. It appears as though the best chances for some scattered activity will be from I-20 northward as the front, and its associated rainfall, will struggle to move much further south. We will track all thundershower development throughout the afternoon but not looking for anything to go severe. Otherwise, look for partly cloudy skies and temperatures warming into the lower 90s.

Tonight scattered showers and thundershowers will be possible through mid-evening, after which rain chances begin to drop off sharply. Skies will start to clear overnight with lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday and Sunday we expect a good deal of sunshine with just very slight afternoon thundershower chances. Most areas will remain dry over the weekend. High temperatures will top out in the lower 90s.

Early next week we continue to monitor the prospects for tropical moisture to move northward from the Gulf of Mexico. There are still some uncertainties with the exact track of newly formed Tropical Depression Ten, which will be developing into a tropical storm later on Friday. The potential still exists here for a soaking rain next week if the system lifts far enough north. At the very least, isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers will be in the forecast as the counter-clockwise flow around the storm drives moist air into West Central Texas from the Gulf of Mexico.