Southern U.S. Severe Thunderstorm and Flash Flood Threat Sunday; Fire Weather in the West

Isolated to scattered severe thunderstorms may occur Sunday from parts of central and east Texas into the lower Mississippi Valley and Mid-South. Locally heavy rain may cause flash flooding in the lower Mississippi Valley. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are forecast across parts of northern California and the Southwest again Sunday and Monday. Read More >

Current conditions at

Abilene, Abilene Regional Airport (KABI)

Lat: 32.41°NLon: 99.68°WElev: 1788ft.

Fair and Breezy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 53%
Wind Speed S 22 G 32 mph
Barometer 29.68 in (1002.4 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 8 May 9:52 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

5 Miles SSE Merkel TX

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Windy

    Low: 67 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Northeast wind around 15 mph.

    Increasing
    Clouds

    Low: 56 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 55 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.  New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 67 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 55 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 66 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

Detailed Forecast

Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 67. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind around 15 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 56. Northeast wind around 15 mph.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. East northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Breezy.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 62. Breezy.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy.
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Point Forecast:
5 Miles SSE Merkel TX
 32.4°N 99.96°W (Elev. 1900 ft)
7:55 pm CDT May 8, 2021
10pm CDT May 8, 2021-6pm CDT May 15, 2021
 
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