LUBBOCK, Texas — Here’s your updated forecast from the KLBK First Alert Weather Center:
Today & Tonight:
After peaking at 91° on Wednesday in Lubbock, daytime highs in Hub City and across the South Plains and Rolling Plains will be much cooler today. Tonight and early this morning a cold front will pass through the area. Today’s highs will drop back to lower levels through the mid-70s. We’ll have north-to-northwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. The forecast is cloudy and sunny alternately from this morning to early afternoon. It will start to get sunny in the late afternoon.
The weather forecast is mostly clear and colder tonight and tonight across the region. Winds will blow southwest early tonight at 10 to 15 mph, but will then turn NW in the evening and overnight. Low temperatures will range from the mid-30s to mid-40s.
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a Red Flag Alert from 3:00 p.m. MDT to 11:00 p.m. MDT Thursday for Curry and Roosevelt County in New Mexico. Severe fire weather conditions are forecast.
The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag Alert from 12:00 PM CDT to 8:00 PM CDT Thursday for Bailey, Casto and Parmer Counties in Texas. Severe fire weather conditions are forecast.
Friday will be another relatively cool day across the South Plains and Rolling Plains. Daytime highs will remain below normal in the low to mid 70s. Normal high is 77° on April 21. Winds from north to northwest at 15 to 20 miles / hour. Sky conditions will be mostly sunny.
Forecast models show the possibility of showers on Sunday across the South Plains and Rolling Plains. There is a chance of daily showers and a few thunderstorms in the first half of next week (Monday to Wednesday).
Thursday will be much cooler with daytime highs falling back to mid-70s lows. We’ll hold lower through mid-70s for Friday’s daytime highs. We’ll cool down more on Saturday with highs from mid-60s to lower 70s. Sundays will be much colder with highs with lows to mid-50s. We’ll be warm again back in the 70s low to mid on Monday. Tuesday will be warmer with low-to-mid-80s highs. Another cool-down on Wednesday is expected with intraday highs falling to over 60s and lows to 70s.
Low temperatures on Friday and Saturday morning will range from above 30 to mid 40. Sunday morning will be cooler with lows in mid 30 to below 40. Lows to mid 40 return to lows most in the morning on Monday. Tuesday morning will be more subdued with forecasts above 40 to below 50 on lows. Wednesday mornings will be a bit cooler in the mid to mid-40s.
Severe to extreme drought conditions continue to dominate throughout the South Plains and Rolling Plains. There is still a small area of moderate drought in western and southwestern Lubbock. Here is the latest update of US Drought Monitor.
Lubbock Climate Data for Thursday, April 20:
Dawn: 7:11 AM CDT
Sunset: 8:22 PM CDT
Normal height: 77°
Normal Low: 47°
Record high: 94° (2022)
Low record: 30° (1933)
Forecast your first KLBK alert:
Today: Sunny and cloudy until early afternoon, then mildly sunny. Much cooler and cooler with low to mid 70s highs. North to northwesterly winds 15-20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, windy and colder. Lows above 30 to mid 40. Southwest winds 10-15 mph in the early evening and turn NW in the evening and overnight.
Friday: More sun, more wind and cooler. High at lower levels through mid 70’s. North to northwesterly winds 15-20 mph.
Have a great day!