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Hot this week, storm chance increasing over the weekend

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THIS AFTERNOON: An upper-level ridge is stretched across the Plains, including our area. This is bringing us the hot weather today and tomorrow. It's climbed into the 90s across much of our area. There also is still some humidity across most of the area, with the exception of the western South Plains. An isolated storm could develop next few hours, but this setup isn't favorable for rain.

TONIGHT: Low near 64, mostly clear. Wind SE/S 5-12mph.

TOMORROW: Hot again, high near 96. Wind S/SE 10-18mph. A few 100-degree readings are expected over the SW South Plains. Meanwhile, a front will edge into the region and should make it a little less hot to the northeast of Lubbock. Upper 80s are forecast from Tulia and Kress to Matador and Paducah.

With humidity and this front in the area, it would suggest we could see some storms. But the upper-level high pressure will work against this. So there could be an isolated storm tomorrow afternoon, though the chance is low.

NEXT FEW DAYS: Not quite as hot Wednesday with a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm. The rain potential has trended lower past couple days in the computer guidance.

It'll be back in the 90s late this week. We are noting a pattern change by late in the week, with upper troughing over the western United States leading to southwesterly flow aloft here. That's the wind moving from southwest to northeast way up in the sky here. It's favorable for storm development. We should have a good amount of humidity in place.

For now there's a slight chance for storms Saturday, little bit better chance Sunday. As we get closer we can get more specific on the storm potential and if there will be any severe weather.

Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have the next updated posted here tomorrow morning.
-Matt

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