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Storm chance returns, stronger storms possible this weekend

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

WARM DAY: It's climbed to 90 in Lubbock and across much of our area today with a gusty S/SW wind. While an isolated shower can't be ruled out, so far it's stayed dry.

TONIGHT: Mild again, low near 68. Wind S/SW 10-15mph.

TOMORROW: Warm, high near 89. Wind SW/S 10-15mph. Mostly sunny mid-day with some more clouds through the afternoon.

A storm system out west now will kick into the Central Plains as it weakens tomorrow. This might produce a few showers and thunderstorms in our area. Chance at any one location is 20% tomorrow afternoon and evening. There might be enough energy for a few stronger storms.

FRIDAY: High in the upper 80s, partly cloudy. The chance for showers and storms is a little better late Friday.

WEEKEND: The storm system over the West now will be replaced by a larger, deep trough. This will send impulses in the mid to upper atmosphere across our region for a few days. Each of these can develop showers and storms. A few days out it's a little tricky to time each of these waves. But the big picture looks like a high likelihood for some rain and storms between Friday and Monday.

With more clouds it should cool down some this weekend. Saturday may also see a front push south of Lubbock before it retreats north by Sunday. Heavy rain is a possibility. We also may see some severe storms. At this point Sunday looks more favorable for severe weather. Too far out for specifics. And if it  only reaches the low to mid 70s Sunday, then there may not be enough instability. This is just an early heads-up that we could deal with some stronger storms over the weekend.

For now we have the higher storm chance Saturday and Sunday. The chance slowly drops off next week. But as long as the big trough is parked out west, it'll warrant at least a slight chance for showers and storms each day.

7-day forecast

Have a great rest of your day. Look for the next update here early tomorrow.
-Matt

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