LUBBOCK, Texas — KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Wednesday night weather update.
This evening: Generally clear. Minimum of 68°. Winds SE→SSW 10-15 MPH.
Tomorrow: Quite sunny. HOT! 98° high. Winds SW→SE 12-18 MPH.
The clouds will fade tonight into the night as our stray showers rain down. Tonight will be mostly clear and muggy as low temperatures settle into the low 60s to low 70s. Winds will shift from southeast to south-southwest at sunrise, with sustained speeds around of 10-15 MPH expected.
From Thursday to Saturday, they will essentially be carbon copies of each other! We will start each day in the 60s and 70s under mostly clear skies, with southwesterly winds around 10-15 MPH. We will keep mostly sunny skies around the region each day, with temperatures peaking in the low 90s to lower 100s. As the sun sets each evening, the winds will shift back to the southwest, with gusts as high as 30 MPH possible. No rain is forecast.
Long term forecast:
Monsoon showers and storms will return to the forecast on Sunday and remain until at least the middle of next week. Eastern New Mexico and extreme western Texas will have the highest chance of seeing isolated showers and storms each afternoon through the early hours of the night. High temperatures will remain in the 90s to lower 100s each day, with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies remaining in place in the forecast area. Morning lows will bottom out in the 60s and 70s each morning. Winds will be strong at times, gusting over 35-40 MPH from the south-southwest. The chance of rain will start to increase slightly by the middle of next week as a weak disturbance attempts to move across the southern plains.
Lubbock climate data for Wednesday, June 29:
Sunrise: 6:40 a.m. CDT
Sunset: 9:02 p.m. CDT
Mid High: 93°
Record record: 107° (1957 & 2017)
Mid Bass: 68°
Lowest record: 57° (1948)
Have a great Thursday, South Plains!
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