Storms in area tonight, cooler next few days

Storms in area tonight, cooler next few days

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS AFTERNOON: A few storms have developed over the southeastern part of our area, around Lake Alan Henry and Jayton. These storms are moving east. More storms are over New Mexico, slowly building to the east. A few storms today will have the potential to produce hail and gusty wind, though we don’t see a widespread severe risk. 

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LATER TONIGHT: There’s a good chance for storms late this evening through early Monday morning. Storms should move in from New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Heavy rain will be likely with storms tonight. Where it doesn’t rain it’ll be mostly cloudy. Low tonight near 68, wind NE 5-12mph.

TOMORROW: We’ll keep a decent chance for some more showers and storms. Latest guidance has trended drier, so we’ll lower the storm potential just a little bit from what we’ve been forecasting. The NE/E wind will keep us locked in the clouds, liming the warm-up. We’ll likely only reach the lower 80s tomorrow.

EXTENDED FORECAST: Tuesday will also be cool for August, high near 83. The rain chance is lower Tuesday. Then we’ll see a gradual warming trend. Average high this time of year in Lubbock is 92; we’ll be near that mark by the end of the week.

It’ll drop to a slight chance for storms Wednesday, and we can’t completely rule out storms Thursday or Friday. Since we’ll be in a northwesterly flow aloft, with the wind moving from NW to SE, we’ll also watch for some night-time storms moving in from New Mexico and Colorado. All of this is pretty common for summer here, where most of us miss the rain each day. But if you get a storm it brings heavy rain. Longer-range guidance shows there may be another front to knock the temperature down some by late next weekend. There is also a slight chance for storms next Saturday and Sunday.

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Have a great rest of your weekend. Whitney will have the next forecast update posted here early tomorrow morning. Check back for updates before then with the storm potential.

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