LUBBOCK, Texas — KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Wednesday night weather update.
This evening: Thunderstorms continue, especially before midnight. Minimum of 56°. NE winds 12-18 MPH.
Tomorrow: Cool and cloudy. Maximum of 72°. Winds NE→SE 10-15 MPH.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the southern half of the Southern Plains until 10:00 p.m. CDT tonight.
A one-day weather alert remains in effect for Wednesday, June 1, 2022. A Level 2 in 5 Slight Risk of Severe Storms has been issued for portions of the KLBK viewing area, indicated by areas in yellow. Areas in the dark green region are included in a level 1 marginal risk (picture below). Large hail up to the size of a softball (3.75″ diameter), wind gusts of 60-80 MPH, an isolated tornado or two, and localized flash flooding will all be possible! Timing will take place in the late afternoon. (after 3 p.m. CDT) until the early hours of the night (approximately 12:00 a.m. CDT). Thunderstorms will increase from west to east throughout the evening.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue until 2:00 a.m. CDT tonight, with some areas receiving several inches of rain. Remember to turn around, don’t drown if you come across a flooded roadway. Low temperatures will cool to the low 50s to low 60s by sunrise Thursday. Winds will come from the northeast around 12-18 MPH.
Most of the KLBK viewing area will see a break in showers and storms on Thursday. Apart from isolated showers in the region, most of us will stay dry. Highs will struggle to warm up in the mid 70s under cloudy skies as winds shift to the southeast later in the day. Gusts of up to 20 MPH will be possible. Isolated showers will continue Thursday evening through Friday morning as temperatures stabilize in the mid-50s to mid-60s.
A one-day weather alert remains in effect for Friday, June 3, 2022. A Slight Risk Level 2 out of 5 for severe storms has been issued for portions of the KLBK viewing area, indicated by areas in yellow. Areas in the dark green region are included in a level 1 marginal risk (picture below). Large hail to the size of a tennis ball (2.50″ in diameter), wind gusts of 60-80 MPH and localized flash flooding will all be possible! Timing will take place in the late afternoon. (after 3 p.m. CDT) until the early hours of the night (around 10 p.m. CDT).
Friday’s high temperatures will remain below average, only warming to the mid 70s to mid 80s. We will keep skies partly cloudy until the thunderstorms arrive. Throughout the day, winds will be from the southeast, with gusts of up to 30 MPH. The storms will begin to wind down around midnight, with some areas receiving over 1 inch of precipitation. Be sure to download the KLBK First Warning weather app to receive the latest watch and warning information, and to track storms as they pass through the region! Low temperatures will bottom out in the mid 50s to upper 60s at sunrise on Saturday.
Saturday will be hot and dry across the region with highs returning to the mid 80s and mid 90s under partly cloudy skies. We may see a shower or thunderstorm throughout the day, but no widespread rain is expected. It will be breezy at times, with sustained southwesterly winds around 15-20 MPH. Saturday night through Sunday morning will be mild as low temperatures drop to the low 60s to mid 70s.
Lubbock weather data for Wednesday, June 1:
Sunrise: 6:38 a.m. CDT
Sunset: 8:53 p.m. CDT
Mid High: 89°
Record record: 107° (1998 & 2018)
Mid Bass: 62°
Low record: 45° (1917 & 1964)
Have a great Thursday, South Plains!
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