LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK meteorologist Jack Maney has your Monday morning weather update!
Today: Warmer in the south, cooler in the north, but still quite toasty. 96° high. Winds NE 10-15 MPH.
This evening: Clear and calm. Minimum of 68°. E winds 5-10 MPH.
Tomorrow: A few thunderstorms in the north at the end of the day. 95° top. SE Winds 12-18 MPH.
It’s going to be a hot and mostly dry week for the southern plains, but there’s just a little hope that some rain will show up in the forecast!
Bad luck today as we will keep things completely dry today with mostly clear skies. The warm high pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere will keep things fairly calm, but it will be just a bit cooler than yesterday as we have a weak cold front in the area. This front is the outflow of a storm complex in Oklahoma and Kansas overnight, and it will bring a cooler day, especially to northern parts of our region, with lower 90s from Childress to Friona. Triple digit heat will rise again for southern regions, while Lubbock will be somewhere in the mid to high 90s. Still quite toasty on the outside, but an overall improvement.
Tonight a wave of storms will pass well into our north with virtually no chance of making it to our area, but it will provide another push of cooler air which will help cool things down a bit more for Tuesday. . Highs will tend to drop another degree or two, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 95 in Lubbock for tomorrow, again cooler in the north and warmer in the south.
Another round of storms will occur off Raton Mesa moving south and east, and this time they will be far enough south to potentially scrape the northern portions of the KLBK viewing area late tomorrow evening or early Wednesday morning. Chances of rain seem low, but areas from Friona to Childress have at least a chance of seeing storms.
We will see this process of mountain storms blowing southeast throughout the week, with another overnight complex of storms looking possible on Wednesday and another on Thursday. This activity will be concentrated in the Panhandle, but there will be a chance that they will scrape our area every night, and so our hope of rain is not totally dashed for the week.
The upper level will develop and strengthen over the weekend eliminating the chance of rain by Friday. Warm, dry weather is expected for the weekend, and we could see our full transition to our typical summer pattern begin.