Severe storms possible Friday, stronger wind through the weekend

Severe storms possible Friday, stronger wind through the weekend

LUBBOCK, Texas -

TODAY: Another nice and warm afternoon with highs climbing to near 90. Mostly sunny sky with clouds moving in from the west. Southerly wind will become breezy increasing 12-20mph.

TONIGHT: Some storms could develop along the dry line this evening in New Mexico. These will push east and might make it into the western half of our area. Some models have this activity continuing overnight and early Friday, where others have the storms dying down around midnight. Low near 65 with the southerly wind staying breezy.

STORM CHANCE FRIDAY: An upper-level storm system off the coast of California will push inland today. This system will split with the southern low moving across our region. A dry line will push across the area Friday afternoon ending up to our eastern counties. There is a chance of this pushing completely out of our viewing area. Also, there is a risk of a cap forming to prevent storms from developing. If storms can break the cap and dry line stays in our area storms will be able to produce all severe threats including tornadoes.

The latest Storm Prediction Center outlook has the southeast under a significant risk for these kinds of storms to develop. This will likely be changing over the next 24 hours with newer model runs.

EXTENDED: On the west side of the dry line a lesser chance for storms, but can expect a strong southwest wind 20-30mph. This wind will stay strong through the weekend and even into next week with another storm system developing around our area. This next system will bring another shot for storms and yes, severe storms possible. Latest model runs did show a better shot for this activity than tomorrows with possible widespread rain. More details on this to come with newer model runs over the next few days.

Have a great afternoon and stay cool! Matt with the next update to the forecast tonight on the News at Nine.
-Bobby

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