It's a really hot afternoon, with upper 90s to lower 100s across the area. Several locations in the eastern Panhandle, well northeast of Lubbock, have climbed above 105. It will not be this hot through the weekend.
SATURDAY: High in the mid 90s, becoming partly cloudy, wind NE 10-18mph. We expect some thunderstorms to develop in the area after 2 p.m. Coverage won't be great, so it's about a 20% chance for a storm at any one location on the South Plains. The severe weather risk is fairly low. At least some of us should get some welcome rain.
SUNDAY: Behind this weekend's front, Sunday will be the "less hot" day, but should still reach about 90. Wind NE/E 5-15mph.
NEXT WEEK: High pressure aloft should expand across the region once again, pushing the temperature closer to 100 by late week into next weekend.
Have a great weekend. Robert will have an updated look at the forecast here Saturday afternoon.