LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK) — Here’s your updated forecast from the KLBK First Alert Weather Center:
- The National Weather Service in Midland continues its Temperature Advisory through 9:00 p.m. CDT/8:00 p.m. MDT Thursday for Borden, Dawson, Gaines and Scurry County in Texas and Lea County in New Mexico. Expect high temperatures up to and in excess of 105 degrees.
- The National Weather Service in Lubbock continues its Temperature Advisory until 9:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday for Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Hall, Hockley, Kent, King, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry and Yoakum. Temperatures will near or exceed 105 degrees across the South Plains and Rolling Plains. Heat readings will be close to or exceeding 110 degrees in Rolling Plains.
- The National Weather Service in Albuquerque continues its Temperature Advisory through 8:00 p.m. MDT Wednesday for Curry and Roosevelt County in New Mexico. High temperatures will be between 100 and 105 degrees.
Is it hot enough for you today? Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport had its highest temperature to date of 110° on Wednesday, July 12. The temperature broke the old daily record high of 107° from 2016.
Tonight & Tonight:
There’s a slight chance for a thunderstorm tonight. Otherwise, the forecast is for mostly clear to cloudy conditions with occasional light winds. Low temperatures will stay lower through the upper 70s. The wind will be a southerly wind at 15 to 20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Sunset tonight at 8:59 PM CDT.
Hot weather will continue through Thursday across the South Plains and Rolling Plains High temperatures will range from above 90 to below 100. It will be mostly sunny until early afternoon. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy conditions are forecast later in the afternoon and into the evening. There is little chance of thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening. Winds will blow from the south at 10 to 15 mph. The chance for precipitation is 10 percent.
Sunrise at 6:47 AM CDT. Sunset at 8:59 PM CDT.
The Hurricane Prediction Center has issued a “marginal” (category 1 in 5) risk for severe weather across parts of the South Plains and Rolling Plains from late Thursday afternoon through early Friday morning. Severe weather threats are gusts of 60-70 mph and hail the size of a quarter (1.00″).
There is a slight chance of thunderstorms daily from afternoon to late evening Wednesday through Saturday. There is a slight chance of a thunderstorm early Sunday morning.
There is very little chance of a thunderstorm or two in the late afternoon and evening daily Wednesday through Sunday. The hot weather will continue through Friday. It will cool down for a short while this weekend before hotter weather returns early next week.
Daytime highs will range from the mid-90s to well below 100 on Thursday and Friday. It will cool off over the weekend with a peak in the lower mid-90s on Saturday and above 80 through mid-90s on Sunday. It will start to get hotter in the first half of next week with daytime highs ranging between above 90 and below 100.
Low temperatures on Thursday morning will range from below 70 degrees Celsius. People over 60 to over 70 are forecast to be the lowest in the morning on Friday and Saturday. The morning lows on Sunday and Monday will be between the mid-60s and the lower 70s. Lows will stay in the mid-70s on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
There is no change in the drought situation across the South Plains and Rolling Plains, according to the latest update from the US Drought Monitor released on Thursday, July 6. 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. Moderately dry conditions (D1) continue to be reported throughout the Far South South Plains and Rolling Plains. Severe (D2) drought conditions continue to be reported across the remote southwestern plains around the Seminole region.
Lubbock climate data for Wednesday, July 12:
Dawn: 6:46 AM CDT
Sunset: 8:59 PM CDT
Normal height: 93°
Normal Low: 69°
High record: 107° (2016)
Low record: 57° (1999)
Forecast your first KLBK alert:
Tonight & Tonight: Chance of a thunderstorm this evening. In addition, it is cloudy and warm with low temperatures from below to above 70 degrees. Southwest winds 10-15 mph. Chances for precipitation are 10-20 percent.
Thursday: Mostly sunny until early afternoon. Cloudy late afternoon with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 90s to the lower 100s. Southwest winds 10-15 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening and overnight. Low temperatures will range from the 60s to the mid 70s. South wind strength 10-50. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.
Friday: Mostly sunny until early afternoon. Cloudy late afternoon with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs from the mid 90s to the lower 100s. South wind 10-15 mph. The chance for precipitation is 20 percent.