Hot with a slight chance for storms next few days

Hot with a slight chance for storms next few days

LUBBOCK, Texas -

Storms in the area yesterday brought some high wind gusts and some smaller hail. Here are some of the rainfall totals from the Tech Mesonet:
Plains 1.61"
Sundown 1.60"
Andrews 1.12"
Seminole 1.09"
Seagraves 0.50"
Denver City 0.30"
Morton 0.16"
Levelland 0.16"

INDEPENDENCE DAY: It's going to be a hot one with the high near 96, mostly sunny and a light breeze from the south/southeast 10-15mph. Again late in the afternoon and evening a chance for some showers and storms. Better chance for rainfall stays to our western counties and some storms might become strong to severe.

THIS EVENING: Besides a chance for isolated storms it will still be quite toasty if you are going to be outside popping fireworks. Sun sets at 9:01P with temperatures cooling to the upper 80s by then, mid 80 at 10P.

FRIDAY: Another repeat day with highs in the mid to upper 90s with a slight chance for storms to our west.

EXTENDED: Saturday a weak cold front works it's way in the area, this might bring a better chance for some showers and storms. Temperatures will drop to the lower to mid 90s through the weekend. No major changes into next week with highs climbing to the upper 90s by Tuesday. Likely to have some storms developing later in the afternoon and evening hours.

Have a great Independence Day and be safe! Robert will have the next updated forecast tonight on the News at Nine.
-Bobby

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