Every night since weather records have been kept for Lubbock, temperatures have at least reached the 70s. This morning however, the coolest temperature we observed was only 81°. If your A/C was running at 6 a.m. this morning, that's why. Last night (this morning) was the hottest night on record.
Tonight, we are expecting to reach the upper 70s this time with a forecast low of 77° in Lubbock. As we all know though, Mother Nature is in control. Expect clear skies with SSE winds 10-15. On Friday, temperatures will be hot again like today, near 104 with sunny skies and SW 10-15 mph. The hottest temperature recorded on July 20th any given year was 105°, so it's possible we could meet or break the record if we go any higher. This weekend doesn't look as hot as today or Friday, but still not far off with temps in the 100s.
Next week some relief may be ahead. Some cloud cover and a chance of storms may help cool us down as some slightly cooler air rushes in, allowing our temperatures to return to more typical July temperatures.
Bobby will let us know in the morning if we failed to reach the 70s again (let's hope not) and Matt will return in the evening. Be heat smart!!