RELENTLESS WIND: We're used to windy days, but it was pretty remarkable how windy it stayed last night. The sustained wind was up around 40mph in Lubbock, with some gusts above 55. It's still windy today, though the wind is gradually dropping off. The low pressure center has moved into western Missouri...our wind diminishing as it moves away. The wind is already lighter to the west of Lubbock, a sign of what's on the way.
There is a significant risk for severe weather across parts of the Tennessee Valley rest of today, with a tornado watch for parts of that region. For us the weather will get a big quieter next few days.
TONIGHT: Clear and cool, low near 31. Wind NE/NW 5-10mph.
TOMORROW: Sunny, high near 69. Wind NW/SW 5-15mph.
WARMING TREND: Upper-level higher pressure will build our way over the second half of the week. This will push the temp into the upper 80s Thursday, then upper 80s to lower 90s Friday. The wind will also get stronger Friday and Saturday, leading to a higher wildfire risk.
NEXT WEEK: Models are pointing to cooler air moving in and maybe even a little rain some time early next week. It's too far out to get excited over the rain potential, but the data has been pretty consistent on it turning cooler.
Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast here early in the morning.