LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK meteorologist Jack Maney has your Thursday morning weather update!
Today: Warm weather continues, with a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. 98° high. Winds S 10-15 MPH.
This evening: Calm and sweet. Minimum of 74°. S winds 8-13 MPH.
Tomorrow: A few thunderstorms in the north, slightly less hot. 95° top. SE winds 12-18 MPH.
Sounds like a record breaking this week as warmer weather continues today, but at least some storm potential today will give some people hope for rain and cooler temperatures.
The upper high has loosened its grip on the southern plains today which will allow us to be a bit cooler today than yesterday. Highs will hit the upper 90s for the Caprock areas, with a triple digit setup for the Rolling Plains once again. A remaining outflow boundary from yesterday’s storm activity should serve as a focus for pop-up storms this afternoon, with isolated thunderstorms possible, particularly north of Lubbock, where the boundary is expected to settle. Chances of rain will still be low, with 10% in Lubbock rising to 30% further north. The best moisture will be in the Texas Panhandle, and it looks like that’s where most of the storm activity will remain today.
Tonight lows will dip into the upper 60s and mid 70s with Lubbock hitting 74 degrees tomorrow morning.
As tomorrow approaches, similar conditions will persist, with another warm day and more showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Storm activity will once again be concentrated to the north, where the best quality of moisture will remain. The cold front we talked about will stop in begging tomorrow, leaving us mostly dry. A few thunderstorms will be possible, but many of us will stay dry tomorrow, with only a 10% chance of rain again in Lubbock. There will be an increase in cloud cover and a slight decrease in layer thickness that will allow our temperatures to return to near average in the mid-90s.
Chances of rain and our slight cooling will end very quickly, with temps climbing back into the upper 90s and lower 100s by Sunday. This will be the trend again for next week, with plenty of heat and little hope of rain as the high pressures build.