Another broken heat record

Another broken heat record

A **HEAT ADVISORY** is in effect for Lubbock County and others colored in orange until 8pm Wednesday evening.?

Wednesday afternoon we broke another high temperature record, reaching 106° degrees, beating the old record of 103° from 1998. Expect to break another record tomorrow with a high of 105° forecast.

 

As for tonight, it won't be too different than last night. Clear with a low of 68 and SW winds 5-15mph. Again, tomorrow is hot with W winds 5-15mph.

The warm temperatures continue thanks to a developing area of high pressure keeping the hot air in place, and suppressing any chance for rainfall. Since Thursday is the final day of May, and the forecast is 105°, I think it is safe to say that tomorrow will be our 21st day above 90° this month. Compare that to last May in 2017 where we only had 9 days above 90°.

Expect this stubborn area of high pressure to remain with us and lows overnight will climb into the 70s. Next week looks "cooler," but the upper 90s are still well above average for this time of year. Its possible that we could see an isolated sprinkle late Friday, and perhaps even an isolated thunderstorm on Sunday as a system pushes through New Mexico. Overall though, rain chances are low. While we may not have as many 100's next week, it will still be warmer than average.

Catch the latest with Chief Meteorologist Matt Ernst tonight on the News at Nine and Bobby is back in the morning.

-RG3

 Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III

 @DrRGIII

En español:

 Meteorólogo Roberto Gauthreaux III

 @DrRobertoIII

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