It's warmed into the 80s with plenty of sunshine across our area this afternoon. We are watching some showers and thunderstorms in southwestern Kansas stretching down to the far northeastern corner of New Mexico. These are moving southeasterly and could quickly brush the southeastern Panhandle tonight. Any showers will stay well northeast of Lubbock.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear, wind shifting out of the east. Low near 51.
TOMORROW: Sunny, slightly cooler than today. High near 79, wind E/SE 10-15mph.
FRIDAY: Slightly warmer with a few clouds, high near 86. It'll be breezy through the afternoon. A few thunderstorms will probably develop over the higher terrain of New Mexico in the afternoon, then spread east. But it doesn't look like these storms will hold together too far east of the state line.
At this point we have a low chance for a few storms in the area Friday night, generally west of Lubbock.
WEEKEND: Hot Saturday, high near 92 with the wind kicking up a bit, elevating the wildfire risk. Sunday will likely drop back to the lower to mid 80s.
NEXT WEEK: There is a pretty big range in computer guidance solutions. Some are showing cooler days with rain, others show it mild and breezy. The difference is where the next storm system will move across the region. Since there is such a big range in solutions, confidence in the forecast is low. But we will keep an eye on this...hopefully at least part of our area will get some rain.
Hope you have a great rest of the day. Bobby will have a full update posted here early tomorrow.