LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Monday night weather update.
Tonight: Hard gel. Minimum of 27 Â°. Winds S 8-12 MPH.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High 68 Â°. Winds WSW 15-20 MPH.
After a rather chilly day, a freezing night is expected in the southern plains tonight! A mostly clear sky this evening will be replaced by a partly cloudy sky this night. Lows will bottom in the 10s above low 30s by sunrise Tuesday, with southerly winds around 8-12 MPH. Don’t forget the four Ps !!!
Tuesday will start below average, but we should end the day around 10-15 degrees above average! The peaks will peak in the 50s above 60s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow from the west-southwest at around 15-20 MPH. From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, it will be cold, with lows falling between the mid-1920s and mid-1930s.
On Wednesday, high temperatures will be 15 to 20 degrees above average, with peaks in the upper 60s through the mid-70s. Winds will be from the southwest around 22-28 MPH, with gusts near of 40 MPH. Blown dust is expected on parts of the KLBK observation area. We will see partly to mostly cloudy skies around the area throughout the day, with hanging clouds overnight. These clouds, combined with the southwest winds, will keep our low temperatures well above average. Lows will not cool down until the mid-1930s to the mid-1940s.
Thursday will probably be the hottest day for next week! Peaks will range from the upper 60s to the upper 70s throughout the region. Winds will blow from the west-southwest around 22-28 MPH, with gusts sometimes exceeding 40 MPH. The fire weather is a major concern for Thursday. Exceptionally low relative humidity values, combined with worsening drought and windy conditions, will be extremely favorable for forest fires. Outdoor burning must be postponed until further notice. Another warm night is expected until Friday morning, with lows only dropping in the 40 to 50 range.
Our next storm system will hit western parts of the United States on Friday, before moving across the southern plains late Friday evening through Saturday morning. Head of the front, unusually strong gusts of wind and above average temperatures will continue over the southern plains. Temperatures will drop sharply behind the cold front on Friday evening, with winds shifting from the southwest to the northeast. Unfortunately, it seems that this facade lacks moisture. Temperatures will drop 25 to 35 degrees behind the front, with high temperatures ranging from 40 to 50 degrees just on Saturday. By Sunday, above average conditions will return to the region and last until early next week. Weather conditions related to the fires will also continue to be a concern. When we look at the next few weeks, it looks like temperatures will continue to stay well above average with the chances of precipitation remaining unusually low.
Climate data from Lubbock for Monday, December 6:
Sunrise: 7:38 a.m. CDT
Sunset: 5:39 PM CDT
Normal high: 57 Â°
High record: 83 Â° (1939)
Normal low: 30 Â°
Low record: 1 Â° (1950)
Have a great Tuesday, South Plains!
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