THIS AFTERNOON: It's actually not too hot, and below forecast, across the northern half of the area...roughly Lubbock and points north. At mid afternoon it's in the upper 80s. We should make it into the 90s here (not complaining). It is up around 100 over the southern South Plains. A weak front edged into the area, leading to the slight temperature contrast.
There are some thunderstorms developing in Eastern New Mexico. Some of these should make it east into at least the western South Plains. Better chance will be west of Lubbock, but a shower or storm could make it here early in the morning.
Here is current FOX34 VIPIR:
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, slight chance for a shower or storm. Low near 70, wind SE/S 5-15mph.
TOMORROW: Hot and mostly sunny, high near 99. Wind S 10-18mph. Slim chance for a storm tomorrow night.
NEXT FEW DAYS: Upper-level high pressure should stay somewhere in the region through next week. This means it'll be sunny and hot through this stretch of days. There are some indications that the nighttime storm chance may tick up slightly next week, but nothing promising at this point.
Expect upper 90s to around 100 over the next several days. Mild at night, low 70s.
Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update posted here tomorrow morning.