Risk for severe storms late Friday, cooler next week

Risk for severe storms late Friday, cooler next week

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS EVENING: We still could see a few isolated showers tonight, but for most of our area it should just be cloudy and humid. The more widespread rain is farther north, along I-40 from New Mexico to Texas and all the way east to Oklahoma. Low tonight near 66. 

FRIDAY: It'll be a warmer, partly cloudy day. High near 86, wind S/SW 10-18mph. 

severe outlook

By late afternoon a few storms could develop along a cold front stretching from NE New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle. The chance for storms across our area goes up during the evening hours through early Saturday morning. We'll have the ingredients in place for some severe storms, including large hail, damaging wind and a few tornadoes. The severe risk greater farther north in Kansas, but we'll need to keep a close eye on storms through the evening into tomorrow night. 

It's not uncommon to get severe weather here in the fall, though it's usually not as active as May-June. But tomorrow night will be a time to keep updated on the storms and have multiple ways to get warnings. 

WEEKEND: The front will slide across our area early in the morning Saturday. It'll bring a strong north wind around 20-30mph. There could be a few lingering showers into early Saturday morning, but should clear out through the morning. The wind will still be breezy until about Noon. High on Saturday afternoon near 77, mainly sunny. 

Sunday will be warmer, in the mid to upper 80s.

NEXT WEEK: A stronger cold front will knock the temperature down a bit. At this point we're still favoring faster passage of the front, some time early Monday. If it doesn't get here until late Monday then it'll be warm again. For now we're forecasting a high near 70 Monday, then 60s Tuesday and Wednesday. The mornings will be chilly, in the mid 40s Tuesday and Wednesday.

7-day forecast

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Nate is over Honduras now. It'll continue north next few days. 

Nate forecast

The National Hurricane Center projects it to become a hurricane in the Gulf, making landfall somewhere between Louisiana and Alabama Sunday. It's not projected to be a major hurricane, but will be something to bring heavy rain and gusty wind along the Gulf Coast.

Have a great rest of your day. Whitney will have an update to the forecast early tomorrow. Check back here through the day with the severe risk.
-Matt

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