Forecast for football fair and warm

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Despite today being the first day of Fall, temps right now still feels like Summer. Evening weather for Friday night football will be great across the South Plains.

Tonight lows will generally be in mid to upper 50s across the KCBD viewing areas. Tomorrow highs will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, off the caprock mid 90s.

Saturday's big game will begin rather toasty, and end on a very mild note: Saturday 6 PM about 90 degrees, with mostly sunny skies and a light westerly wind; at 10 PM the temperature will have dipped into the upper 70s, with fair skies and light winds - very mild.

The mid- to late-week forecast is interesting, in that Hurricane Hilary - now a category 4 storm off the west coast of Mexico - is forecast to curve to the north, potentially setting the stage for tropical moisture to stream into the southern United States. Over the weekend we will begin to get a little clearer picture. I hope.

And a reminder from the National Weather Service about Equinox Sun Glare. If your morning commute takes you east between about 7:30 and 8:00 AM you will be headed into the rising sun. Make sure your windshield is squeaky clean - especially the inside - to help reduce the danger created by the glare. The same applies if you will be driving west between about 7:40 and 8:10 PM.

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