LUBBOCK, Texas — KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Friday night weather update.
This evening: Early storms. Partly cloudy. Minimum of 70°. Winds NE 10-15 MPH.
Tomorrow: Isolated PM thunderstorms. HOT! 100° high. ENE winds 12-18 MPH.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through the evening, before easing completely at 2 a.m. this evening. This monsoon activity will bring locally heavy rainfall, with some areas seeing between 0.50″-1.00″. We will keep partly cloudy skies around the region overnight with northeasterly winds. Sustained speeds around 10-15 MPH are expected. Lows will reach the mid 60s to upper 70s at sunrise Saturday
Scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecast on Saturday, with activity becoming more isolated than what we have seen over the past few days. If you find yourself in one of these showers or storms, your temperatures will be just a little cooler, but they will likely get much heavier. Highs will remain above average from Saturday through Monday, ranging from 95 to 115 degrees across the region. Monday will be the hottest day of the next three. There may even be a few heat advisories issued for areas off the Caprock. We will keep partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies around the region each day. Winds will be predominantly from the southeast, with sustained speeds around 12-18 MPH. Morning lows will remain well above average, only dropping into the upper 60s to lower 80s around sunrise each morning.
The heat should not drop at all for Tuesday! Highs will range from 95 to 105 degrees in the southern plains. These types of temperatures are extremely dangerous. Remember to look before you lock your vehicles, and NOT walk your pets during the day. The sidewalks will be far too hot for them and they will scald under their feet. Winds will shift east Tuesday as a cold front approaches from the north. We will see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies both days. As our cold front approaches, we will see a few more showers and thunderstorms return to the area. The morning lows will remain in the upper 60s to lower 80s.
Storm chances return Wednesday and Thursday due to northwesterly flow and a weak cold front. As high pressure recovers over the Four Corners region, it will allow a few more storms to move into the KLBK viewing area. Gusty winds and small hail will be possible as storms develop. We will see partly cloudy skies around eastern New Mexico and western Texas every day. Highs for Wednesday and Thursday will be a little closer to average, ranging from 90 to 100 degrees. Morning lows will cool down a bit too, settling in the mid-60s to mid-70s.
By Friday, the clouds will start to fade as the triple digit numbers return.
Lubbock weather data for Friday, July 8:
Sunrise: 6:44 a.m. CDT
Sunset: 9:01 p.m. CDT
Mid High: 93°
Record record: 106° (2009)
Mid Bass: 69°
Lowest record: 51° (1952)
Have a fantastic Friday, South Plains!
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