From Storm Search 7 Meteorologist Alyssa Pawlak -
TONIGHT - M. Clear, Calm & Mild
Wind: S/SW 5-15 mph
WEDNESDAY- M. Sunny/Pt. Cloudy w/ Near Record Highs
High: 82 (Current Record: 84 set in 1996)
Wind: SW 5-15 mph AM/ W 10-20 mph PM
WEDNESDAY NIGHT- M. Clear/Pt. Cloudy & Mild
Wind: SW 10-20 mph
THURSDAY- M. Sunny/ Pt. Cloudy w/ High Fire Danger
Wind: SW 10-20 mph AM/ W 20-30 mph & Gusty PM!
EXTENDED FORECAST - We just keep getting warmer and by Wednesday afternoon we'll be talking near record highs with temperatures soaring into the low 80s. We'll pull in more cloud cover Thursday with highs remaining unseasonably warm. We'll also see a big increase in wind speeds Thursday afternoon, blowing from the west at 20-30 mph with gusts upwards of 45-50 mph possible. The warm weather, combined with the gusty winds and dry conditions will set the stage for grass fires, so we really need to stay vigilant and pay attention to our actions. Any fire that would spark would have the capability of spreading extremely rapidly. The National Weather Service already has a Fire Weather Watch in place for the entire Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle beginning on Thursday morning. Our next strong cold front will catch up to us by the end of the week. While it won't bring any rain with it, it will drop temperatures by over 20 degrees, bringing highs back to "normal" in the 50s both Friday and Saturday. Temperatures will be on the upswing again by Sunday, returning to the 60s and low 70s.
Today's Record Temperatures