Fewer storms, more heat
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The South Plains weather returns to a familiar pattern. Little to no chance of rain and temperatures well above average for the time of year.
Mostly sunny, breezy, and hot this afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the 90s, about 12 to 14 degrees above average for the date. The southwesterly wind will range from about 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts around 25 mph.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and evening over the eastern KCBD viewing area. Mainly the far eastern KCBD viewing area. Some locations that may experience a thunderstorm include Snyder, Gail, Jayton, Spur, Guthrie, Roaring Springs, Matador, Paducah, Turkey, and Childress.
Tonight will be mostly fair.
A weak cold front will move from northeast to southwest through the viewing area early tomorrow. This will shift our wind to the north and then northeast. It will bring only slight cooling. Highs tomorrow will be about four to five degrees lower than today under a mostly sunny sky.
A few thunderstorms again are possible Friday afternoon and evening over the far eastern KCBD viewing area. Mainly the far southeastern viewing area. Temperatures will peak in the upper 80s in the northwest, low to mid-90s around Lubbock, and upper 90s in the southeast.
Dry and hot weather for the weekend.
Saturday otherwise will be sunny. Winds will generally be light (from about 5 to 15 mph). Highs will range from the low 90s northwest to just above 100° east.
Sunday will be mostly sunny, breezy, and very hot.
92°F was the high temperature yesterday at the Lubbock airport. That is 9 degrees above the average high for the date, May 11. The record high for the date is 102° (set in 2018).
71° was the low reported this morning at the Lubbock airport (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s May 12 average low is 55° and the high 83°. The record low for the date is 35° (set in 1960) and the record high 100° (set 2018).
No precipitation was recorded yesterday at the Lubbock Airport. The total for May to date is 0.91″. That’s 0.15″ above average for the first 11 days of May. The year-to-date total is 1.29″, which is 3.20″ below average for the year-to-date.
Sunset in Lubbock today is at 8:39 PM CDT. Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:49 AM CDT. Sunset tomorrow is at 8:40 PM CDT.
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