LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK) — Here’s your updated forecast from the KLBK First Alert Weather Center:
Tonight & Tonight:
Primarily clear conditions are forecast for tonight and tonight across the South Plains and Rolling Plains. The low temperature tonight will be in the mid-60s to below 70C. Winds will blow in a south-southeast direction at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunset tonight at 9:01pm CDT.
Mostly sunny conditions are forecast across the South Plains and Rolling Plains Wednesday through the early evening. There may be some clouds later in the evening. There is little chance of thunderstorms late evening and midnight through early Thursday for the Far North South Plains and Rolling Plains. High temperature will fluctuate from bottom to top 90s. Winds will blow from the south at 10 to 15 mph. The chance of rain late in the evening is 10 percent.
The Hurricane Prediction Center has areas of the far north South Plains and Rolling Plains listed in “marginal” (grade 1 out of 5) risk for severe weather Wednesday night through early Thursday morning. Better chance for hurricanes should be north of us on the Texas Panhandle. However, one or two storms can be a bit severe and produce gusts of 60-70 mph and hail the size of a quarter (1.00″).
There could be one or two stray thunderstorms late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning across the northernmost regions of the South and Rolling Plains. There is also another chance for a stray thunderstorm or two Friday night and early Saturday morning to also hit the remote northern parts of the South and Rolling Plains. Hot weather will return at the weekend, weekend and early next week.
Wednesday’s highs will range from the low to mid 90s. Thursday’s highs will drop back into the 80s to mid 90s range. We’ll get hotter on Friday with highs high again in the mid-90s. The daytime high will be between over 90 and under 100 from Saturday to Tuesday next week.
Wednesday and Thursday morning lows will range from the mid-60s to the lower 70s. The upper 60s to mid 70s are back to their morning lows Friday through Tuesday morning.
Not much has changed in the drought situation across the South Plains and Rolling Plains, according to the latest update from the US Drought Monitor released on Thursday, June 29. Parts of the South Plains remain unchanged. classified as “drought-free”. including the Lubbock, Plainview and Levelland areas. On the other hand, abnormal drought conditions (D0) to severe (D2) continue to be reported over other areas of the South Plains and Rolling Plains. Severe (D2) drought conditions continue to be reported across the remote southwestern plains around the Seminole region. However, there has been a slight improvement in this area compared to last week.
Lubbock climate data for Tuesday, July 4:
Dawn: 6:42 AM CDT
Sunset: 21:01 CDT
Normal height: 93°
Normal Low: 68°
High record: 105° (1987)
Record low: 56° (1922/1924)
Forecast your first KLBK alert:
Tonight & Tonight: Mostly clear with mid-60s lows to lower 70s. South-southeast winds 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: A mostly sunny day. Highs from bottom to top 90. South wind 10-15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Slight chance of thunderstorms late evening and after midnight across remote northern counties. On the other hand, mostly clear to partially cloudy with lows ranging from the mid-60s to the lower 70s. Southeast winds 10-15 mph. The chance for precipitation is 10 percent.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and a bit cooler. High temperatures will range from the 80s to the mid 90s. Southeast winds 10-15 mph.