Storms possible late tonight, warm weekend

Storms possible late tonight, warm weekend

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS AFTERNOON: It's warmed up nicely into the mid 90s across much of our area. There's been a real small area of showers just east of Lubbock slowly pushing south. Unfortunately, these showers haven't brought much rain.

We are looking to the NW, where storms have developed in NE New Mexico. These storms may make it into our area later tonight. And before then, there is the potential for a few storms to develop in our area late this afternoon. If anything gets going this afternoon there will be the risk for strong wind and some hail. 

West Texas radar

TONIGHT: Low near 67, partly cloudy, chance for a t-storm. Wind SE 8-16mph.

WARM WEEKEND: Saturday's high near 94, mostly sunny and breezy. Wind S/SE 10-20mph.

Sunday's high near 93. There is a slight chance for storms late Sunday into early Monday.

For Tech Baseball Saturday first pitch near 89, high near 94. The S/SE wind will be gusty. While it won't be as hot as last Friday's game, it's still going to be a real hot day to sit in the sun. Be ready for the heat.

Sunday will be nearly the same.

NEXT WEEK: Computer guidance now has strengthened the high pressure dome, which should heat it up more Monday and Tuesday, edging closer to 100. There are some signs of the ridge weakening late in the week. And there may be a tropical system in the Eastern Pacific to feed moisture toward Texas. Although, right now, computers have the better rain potential over the southern half of the state late week/next weekend. 

7-day forecast

Have a great weekend. Robert will have a full update to the forecast Saturday afternoon.
-Matt

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