Low chance for storms tonight, very hot Sunday and Monday

Low chance for storms tonight, very hot Sunday and Monday

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THIS AFTERNOON: It's not too terribly hot, low to mid 90s across the area. A few isolated storms have popped up. A few more are possible through the evening, though overall coverage should stay low. Here is FOX34 VIPIR:

Now this morning there was a storm that parked over the airport and northern and northeastern parts of the county. Most of Lubbock picked up no rain or a few hundredths. Meanwhile, the airport picked up more than 1.5 inches. Some other rain totals since Midnight on the Tech Mesonet:

Graham, in Garza county: 1.75"
O'Donnell 0.41"
Post 0.38"
Andrews 0.36"
Ralls 0.29"
Morton 0.17"

TONIGHT: A few isolated storms ending, low near 69.

SATURDAY: Hot with a mix of sun and clouds. An isolated storm is possible late, but the chance is pretty slim. High near 96, wind S 10-15mph.

SUNDAY: Very hot and sunny, high near 105. This would tie the record for the date, last reached in 1936.

NEXT WEEK: We're forecasting 106 Monday, which would break the date's record of 102 (1922). After that, we should finally get a break from the heat. At least, somewhat. The 30-year average high for next week is 90, we're still expecting it to be a degree or two above that mark Tuesday and Wednesday, with it slightly hotter Thursday and Friday.

Have a great weekend. Robert will be in with your updated forecast Saturday afternoon.
-Matt

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