LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK meteorologist Jack Maney has your Thursday morning weather update!
Today: Back above normal highs, with lots of sunshine. 97° high. Winds SW 10-15 MPH.
This evening: A dry and mild night. Minimum of 71°. Winds SW 5-10 MPH.
Tomorrow: Another hot, dry day. 97° high. Winds SW/SE 12-18 MPH.
The heat break is over and the week ahead is looking more and more like summer all the time.
Upper level high pressure is building, and we are already feeling the rise in temperatures today as highs rise into the upper 90s. It will be 97 degrees today with perfectly clear skies and a southwesterly breeze at 10-15 mph.
Tonight, a warm summer evening will see temperatures drop to the low 70s, with conditions generally calm and clear throughout the night. This warmer morning low will help us warm once more towards the upper 90s for tomorrow, with a near-accurate copy of today’s weather with a high of 97. There will be some clouds though. more in the sky tomorrow, and the winds will be just a little stronger.
Uneventful weather continues this weekend, with another warm (but not unusually hot) and dry day for Saturday, with a high of 96. In the upper levels of the atmosphere, the large high pressure ridge will push a bit east of our area as it strengthens which should allow some monsoon moisture to kick in again by Sunday. Most of the rainfall activity would be further west, but we may see a few isolated storms starting Sunday and continuing into next week. The chance of rain should stay around 10% through the afternoons, and while you may need to factor in the outside chance of showers for your 4th of July plans, you should be able to go ahead with all the weather. outdoor activities without too much trouble. Don’t forget your sunscreen and be sure to stay hydrated!