Warmer days ahead, storms possible Friday

Warmer days ahead, storms possible Friday

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There were a few showers and weak storms this morning. The best rainfall was to the southwest. Now this afternoon a few showers and storms have developed, with better coverage south of our area, closer to the upper-level storm system.

Here are rain totals from Midnight to 3:15 this afternoon, most of the rain falling early today:

Denver City 0.59"
Sundown 0.47"
Plains 0.30"
Welch 0.29"
Seagraves 0.19"
Near Texas Tech 0.18"
O'Donnell 0.16"
Andrews 0.14"
Brownfield 0.14"
Hobbs 0.12"

REST OF TODAY: We'll have a few showers and storms around, though coverage will be fairly limited. The rain will be more widespread to the south, around Midland and locations south of I-20.

TONIGHT: Once the storms diminish it'll become mostly clear. Low near 53, wind S/SW 5-12mph.

TOMORROW: Warmer and sunny, high 82. Wind SW/S 5-15mph.

NEXT FEW DAYS: Upper-level ridging will build across the middle of the country, leading to warmer, generally dry days. Thursday will climb up close to 90 with a breezy wind.

Humidity will return during the second half of the week. The dry line will likely sharpen Friday afternoon. But there is some inconsistency in the computers' depictions of where. If the dry line stays farther west, in our area, then we'll have a chance for severe thunderstorms Friday afternoon and evening. If the dry line surges east, then it'll just be a warm, windy afternoon.

For now we have a slight chance for storms in the forecast Friday late afternoon to Friday night. After than, it looks like the humidity will stay east and we'll have a mild, breezy to windy weekend. Be sure to check back with us in the coming days, since there will likely be some severe storms in the region Friday. The critical question right now is whether it'll be around our area or farther off to the east.

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

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