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After the record cool day yesterday we were a little warmer today, although still well below average. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
Showers and thunderstorms will build across northeastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle this evening and then move southeast into the South Plains tonight. A few of these storms could produce strong wind gusts up to 60mph and that is why the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for our northern tier of counties, including Parmer, Castro, Swisher and Briscoe counties until Midnight. You can see the counties under the watch highlighted in green below.
These storms will also be capable of producing some heavy rain, so we again could see some localized flooding. Overall the storms should weaken as the sun sets and will eventually exit to the southeast overnight. Right now it looks like the best chance for storms will be across our northern and eastern counties, although they could build farther south into the central South Plains. You can keep an eye on the storms with our live streaming radar below.
A similar trend of thunderstorms building up across northeastern New Mexico and then moving southeast toward us in the evening will continue the rest of the week. Temperatures will be a little warmer, although still below average, with highs in the upper 80s.
High pressure will build in over the weekend which will clear out our sky and warm our temperatures. We could see some of the warmest temperatures of the year during the first half of next week.
I hope you had a great day! I will step you through the forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.