The weather will be pretty active next few days. Check back with us here as well as on TV, radio and social media for updates. Keep in mind warnings are issued when severe weather is happening, watches are issued in advance when severe weather is possible.
THIS AFTERNOON: A cold front has pushed just south of Lubbock, with upper 80s to lower 90s south of the boundary and 70s and 80s north of it. There are a few showers and storms north of Lubbock. Farther south, in the warmer, more unstable atmosphere, larger storms have developed.
Everything is moving from SW to NE. A few severe warnings have been issued and more will be possible next few hours for hail up to 1" diameter, wind gusts stronger than 60mph. A gust of 71mph was clocked on the Texas Tech Mesonet near Plains.
The greater instability remains to the south and southwest of Lubbock. As far as rainfall, there is a lot of humidity all around the region supporting the potential for some heavy downpours.
TONIGHT: Coverage of storms will probably diminish through tonight, leading to a partly cloudy sky. Low near 65, wind S 10-15mph.
TOMORROW: Southerly wind all across the region means it'll be warm here and all the way up into the Panhandle. High in Lubbock near 87. Wind S 10-18mph. Chance for thunderstorms Friday evening into early Saturday morning. Again, a few strong storms are possible.
SATURDAY: Another front is expected to move south of Lubbock. We're forecasting the high in the lower 70s, though it might not get out of the 60s. It's likely you'll get a shower or storm at some point, though it shouldn't last all day. The cooler temp will limit the instability.
SUNDAY: Another day where showers and storms are likely. It'll be windy. That sound wind will help to push the temperature back to the mid to upper 70s. The overall setup looks a little more conducive for severe storms on Sunday. Though, like Saturday, if it stays too cool then that will reduce the severe threat.
NEXT WEEK: The big trough that'll be parked out west sending upper-level disturbances our way will likely stay there into Monday, bringing another day with a pretty good chance for showers and storms. Drier air will build in Tuesday into Wednesday. But then it looks like another trough will move into the West and bring a slight chance for storms here Thursday and Friday.
Look for the next update here early tomorrow.