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Sunny and hot all week on the South Plains

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THIS AFTERNOON: It's sunny and hot and that will remain the theme throughout this week. Upper-level high pressure is centered over the Four Corners and stretches into our region, leading to the hot weather. This ridge is also helping draw smoke from the California wildfires into our region, leading to the red sunrises and sunsets and a little haze through the day.

TONIGHT: Mainly clear, low near 65. Wind SE/S 5-10mph.

TOMORROW: Sunny and warm, high near 93. Wind S/SE 5-15mph.

LOOKING AHEAD: The upper-level high pressure will stay over the region, keeping the rain chance low. Also, both of the tropical systems in the Gulf are projected to stay east of here. So we get the sinking air motion that is well west of those systems' center. That leads to dry and hot weather.

We should climb back up around 100 Friday through Sunday. Some computers show a decent front leading to a break in the heat by the middle of next week. But in this persistent hot, dry pattern, that's a little too far out to believe just yet. We'll keep an eye on this trend.

TROPICS: Marco is weakening, remains a tropical storm as of the 1 p.m. advisory. It is slowly moving NW, will be moving across Louisiana this afternoon. The Hurricane Center projects its remnants to enter SE Texas tomorrow night.

The more significant storm is Laura. It is a tropical storm now, expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow. The NHC forecast track takes it to SE Texas or Louisiana by Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

Bobby will have the next update posted here early tomorrow.

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