KLBK Monday Morning Weather Update: May 23, 2022 | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK meteorologist Jack Maney has your Monday morning weather update!

Today: Cloudy and humid, general thunderstorms after 3 p.m. Chance of rain: 60% maximum of 76°. SE Winds 15-20 MPH.
This evening: Thunderstorms continue overnight, especially further north. Chance of rain: 60%. Minimum of 58°. SE winds 10-15 MPH.
Another round of storms, mostly favoring areas further south. Chance of rain: 40% Maximum 71°. N Winds 12-18 MPH.

Ready for a little rain? It looks like we are going to have a widespread rain event in West Texas within the next 48 hours!

Since this morning we have been carrying better humidity with a steady southeast wind which has led to a layer of stratus and a gray start to the work week. Temperatures will return to cool thanks to easterly winds and we should reach the mid 70s. Clouds should break up a bit and allow sunlight to reach the surface around noon, and the amount of sunlight we receive will directly influence the strength of our storms later today.

As a pulse in the jet stream moves overhead, it will provide enough lift to support the formation of storms in a fairly humid environment, and it seems likely that showers and storms will occur out of the dry line to our west in areas that are seeing the best insolation this morning. The storms will develop quickly and become widespread by 5 p.m., and it looks like this could end up bringing rain to our entire area! The storms could be severe with mostly a threat of damaging wind and hail, but the bases of the storms will be quite low to the ground, so even with fairly low wind shear, a tornado or two could be possible with some of the strongest storms. strong.

Several rounds of storms will occur overnight, although the latest data favors those occurring further north in the Panhandle. Storm chances will decrease for our southern county ranges overnight, and storms could continue tomorrow morning until sunrise.

Storm activity will produce plenty of outflow winds, and this outflow will push a cold front into the area by tomorrow morning. This front will serve as a focus for storm activity on Tuesday which should place our greatest chance of rain south of Lubbock tomorrow and service areas that may not see as much rain today.

The rain will end on Wednesday morning, then things will start to heat up as the upper level trough responsible for the rain moves eastward. The high pressure will take control by the weekend, and it looks like the triple-digit heat could be back for Saturday.

Enjoy the rain and have a great Monday!

Jack Maney

7 day forecast
May 23, 2022

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