LUBBOCK, Texas — Here’s your updated forecast from the KLBK First Alert Weather Center:
This morning, across the region there is a possibility of fog and drizzle in some areas. Otherwise, it will remain a cloudy day this Monday across the South Plains and Rolling Plains. After a chilly Sunday, today’s highs should be subdued but still well below the April 24 average. High will range from the mid-50s to mid-60s (cooler in the east and milder in the west). Winds will head south at 10 to 20 mph, with occasional gusts of up to 25 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Cloudy conditions will continue tonight and overnight. There is a slight chance for a few showers. Low temperatures will range from the mid-40s to the lower 50s. Winds will blow southeast at 15 to 20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Tuesday will start to be cloudy, but clouds will begin to decrease in the afternoon with more cloudiness again. However, scattered showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop late in the afternoon over parts of the area. It will be a warmer day with temperatures peaking between below 70 and below 80 (cooler in the east and warmer in the west). Winds will be outside southerly at 10 to 20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 30 percent.
There is a “marginal” risk (category 1 out of 5) for a severe thunderstorm or two Tuesday afternoon and evening across parts of the South Plains and most of the Rolling Plains. Risk zones are roughly along and east of US Corridor 84. A few storm clouds produce light gusts of wind and hail.
Chances of showers and thunderstorms will continue daily in the forecast until at least midweek. We’ll be moving back to dry weather over the weekend and into next weekend.
Monday’s highs will be milder and range from the mid-50s to mid-60s (cooler in the east and milder in the west). Tuesday will be warmer with highs ranging from below 70 to below 80 (cooler in the east and warmer in the west). The daytime high will fall back into the mid-60s to lower 70s range on Wednesday. Mild weather returns on Thursday with highs in the low to mid 70s. We should start cooling off a bit on Friday with highs again in the mid-60s to mid-19s. 70. Saturday’s highs will range from mid-60s to lower 70s. Warmer weather returns on Sunday with mid-70s highs to lower-80s .
Low temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday mornings will be milder and range from mid-40s to under-50s. Thursday mornings will see cooler, cooler temperatures from the mid-30s to mid-40s. the lower to mid 40s is the morning low forecast for Friday. Saturday and Sunday mornings will be cooler with lows in the mid-30s to below 40s.
Severe to extreme drought conditions continue across the South Plains and Rolling Plains, according to the latest update from the US Drought Monitor.
Lubbock climate data for Monday, April 24:
Dawn: 7:06 AM CDT
Sunset: 8:25 PM CDT
Normal height: 78°
Normal Low: 49°
High record: 95° (1996)
Low record: 25° (2013)
Forecast your first KLBK alert:
Today: Some areas fog and drizzle in the morning. Otherwise, cloudy throughout the day with one or two individual showers. Lighter with mid-50s to mid-60s highs (cooler in the east and lighter in the west). South wind 10-20 mph, occasional gusts up to 25 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Tonight: Cloudy, with a chance of showers. Lows from mid-40s to lower 50s. Southeast winds 15-20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Tuesday: Cloudy in the morning, then scattered in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Warmer with highs ranging from under the 70s to below the 80s (cooler in the east and warmer in the west). South wind 10-20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 30 percent.
Have a great week!