Rain possible tonight, cooler days ahead

Rain possible tonight, cooler days ahead

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

This is the first break from severe weather we've had in some time. Thankfully, much of our area missed the bad weather yesterday. We had a tornado on the ground for better part of an hour, which started about 50 miles northwest of Lubbock, north of Edmonson. It continued northeast across Swisher county, thankfully lifting as it moved over Tulia. 

Over the past week, four different days led to tornado touch-downs in our area. This included a long-track tornado over Lynn County that barely missed Tahoka. Thankfully, the severe threat will be gone next few days.

THIS AFTERNOON: It's a dry and breezy day with the dew point in the 20s, 30s and 40s. Yesterday at this time the dew point was in the 60s, meaning it was humid. A look northwest shows the air temp is in the 50s across Colorado. That cooler air is moving this way. In fact, the front will sweep across the state, clearing out the humidity and leading to a more stable atmosphere.

TONIGHT: Clouds will increase and we may even get a few showers or storms moving in from the north. The better chance for showers and storms is up around Amarillo. Low tonight 46, wind W/N 10-20mph.

TOMORROW: The clouds will hang around much of the day, high near 60. Wind N/NE 10-20mph.

NEXT FEW DAYS: It'll be a refreshing Friday morning, low in the upper 30s to low 40s. Friday afternoon will probably only make the mid 50s. Keep in mind the average high this time of year is in the low 80s. An approaching storm system will bring a decent chance for showers and maybe storms Friday.

The rain/storm chance will go even higher on Saturday. It'll be another cool day, only reaching the mid 60s.

Sunday should turn warmer with more sun.

While we could see some storms this weekend, we don't expect any severe weather.

Next week it'll trend a little warmer, but still well below the average. Computer guidance shows the dry line may sharpen some. With humidity returning, there could be some stronger storms. But at this point there aren't any strong signs of severe weather.

7-day forecast

Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast here early tomorrow.
-Matt

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