THIS AFTERNOON: It's a warm day in the low to mid 90s across most of our area. A few clouds have developed this afternoon, but it's not hopeful for storm development here. It is possible that some storms that develop over New Mexico and Colorado will make it to the northwestern South Plains later tonight, but not much of a chance there.
Upper-level high pressure is centered to our southwest now, definitely with its influence here (hot weather). The ridge will strengthen and move to be centered just about overhead by the weekend, which means it'll get very hot.
TONIGHT: Low near 72, clear sky. Wind E/SE 5-10mph.
TOMORROW: Keepin it 100, high near the century mark with plenty of sun. Wind S 10-15mph. Low chance for an isolated storm in the area.
VERY HOT DAYS: This will be a very hot stretch of days, as the strong upper ridge builds across our region and much of the United States. It should climb to at least 105 Saturday through Tuesday. Some computer models have it even hotter than our forecast. We'll watch the trends on this, since we're still several days out. It was actually around this time of years four years ago when it was blazing hot. Here are the records upcoming that are in play:
Friday: 109 (1940)
Saturday: 108 (2016)
Sunday: 107 (2016)
Monday: 108 (2016)
Tuesday: 108 (1933)
Wed, July 15: 105 (2001)
Have a great rest of your day and try to stay cool next few days. Bobby will have a complete update to the forecast here tomorrow morning.