Abilene’s weather outlook for today, created at 5:15 AM on Saturday, the 18th of May. Overnight, showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 66. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. And then, Saturday, showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 2pm. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 85. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday Night, a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Clear, with a low around 56. West southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Next, Sunday, sunny, with a high near 87. Sunrise today will be at 6:38 am and the sun will set at 8:32 pm.
There are 3 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of west central Texas. Day one. Today and Tonight. Strong to severe thunderstorms will affect areas mainly north of Interstate 10 through early afternoon today. Large hail, damaging wind gusts, isolated tornadoes, and locally heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding will all be possible with these storms. In addition, deadly cloud to ground lightning will be possible with all these storms. Days two through seven. Sunday through Friday. Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Monday afternoon into Monday night. The main hazards will be large hail, damaging winds, and deadly cloud to ground lightning. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.
Special Weather Statement. Significant weather advisory for southern jones. Eastern nolan. Southeastern fisher and taylor counties until 600 am cdt. At 506 AM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm near Coronados Camp, or 19 miles southwest of Abilene, moving northeast at 30 mph. Half inch hail and wind gusts of 50 to 55 mph will be possible with this storm. This strong thunderstorm will be near. Buffalo Gap and View around 525 AM CDT. Dyess Afb and Caps around 530 AM CDT. Wylie and Tye around 535 AM CDT. Abilene and Hamby around 600 AM CDT. Other locations impacted by this storm include Funston, Impact, Lake Abilene, Camp Tonkawa, Shep, Lake Fort Phantom Hill, Lake Sweetwater, The Intersection Of Us-180 And Farm Road 600, Ovalo and Hodges. Precautionary/preparedness actions. Very heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to localized flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 AM Central Daylight Time for west central Texas. Lon 3292 9962 3221 9963 3209 10017 3247 10040 time. Loc 1006z 233deg 25kt 3232 10004.
Tornado watch outline update for wt 180. Tornado watch 180 is in effect until 1000 am Central Daylight Time for the following locations. Txc009-023-033-049-059-075-077-081-083-093-095-101-103-105-125- 133-135-143-151-155-169-173-197-207-227-235-237-253-263-267-269- 275-307-317-319-327-329-333-335-337-345-353-363-383-399-411-413- 415-417-429-431-433-435-441-447-451-461-485-487-503-181500- /o. Kwns. T0715z-190518t1500z/. Texas counties included are. Archer baylor borden brown callahan childress clay coke coleman comanche concho cottle crane crockett dickens eastland ector erath fisher foard garza glasscock hardeman haskell howard irion jack jones kent kimble king knox martin mason mcculloch menard midland mills mitchell montague motley nolan palo pinto reagan runnels san saba schleicher scurry shackelford stephens sterling stonewall sutton taylor throckmorton tom green upton wichita wilbarger young $$. Attn.
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