LUBBOCK, Texas — KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Wednesday night weather update.
This evening: Isolated thunderstorms. Minimum of 71°. E winds 8-12 MPH.
Tomorrow: Isolated storm or two. 92° high. Winds E 10-15 MPH.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will remain this evening until the early hours of the night; isolated. We will keep partly to mostly cloudy skies in the region overnight, with showers and thunderstorms re-developing over southwestern regions. The highest odds will exist west of Hwy 385 and south of 114. Some local totals between 0.25″-0.50″ will be possible. Lows will bottom out in the mid-60s to mid-70s at sunrise Thursday. We will keep partly to mostly cloudy skies around the Southern Plains, with winds remaining light and variable.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms will remain possible over southwestern regions on Thursday. No widespread severe weather is expected, but any storms that develop could produce strong gusty winds. High temperatures will warm up in the mid 80s to mid 90s under partly cloudy skies, with easterly winds around 10-15 MPH. Areas that see precipitation could see isolated amounts near 0.50″. Thursday night through Friday morning is expected to remain dry with lows settling in the high 60s to mid 70s.
Friday and Saturday will bring more sunshine and drier conditions to the KLBK viewing area. High temperatures will peak in the upper 80s to mid 90s with southeasterly winds around 10-15 MPH. Morning lows will remain seasonally warm, only cooling to the mid-60s to mid-70s each morning.
Long term forecast:
The forecast continues to call for dry conditions Sunday through Tuesday of next week. Highs are expected to range from the upper 80s to the upper 90s under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. Winds will be predominantly south-southeast around 10-20 MPH. Morning lows are expected to remain in the mid 60s to mid 70s. By the time Wednesday of next week rolls around, it looks like we could see a cold front moving through the region. This will bring back the chance for much needed rainfall and cooler temperatures. In fact, the Climate Prediction Center expects all of the southern plains to experience slightly below average temperatures and slightly above average rainfall from August 18-24. Be sure to stay tuned to the KLBK First Warning weather team for updates throughout the week.
Lubbock climate data for Wednesday, August 10:
Sunrise: 7:06 a.m. CDT
Sunset: 8:39 p.m. CDT
Mid High: 93°
Record record: 104° (2011)
Mid Bass: 69°
Lowest record: 55° (1915)
Have a great Thursday, South Plains!
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