Lubbock went from a record-teasing 102 degrees on Wednesday to a high of 85 degrees Thursday.
In just 24 hours, we went from 15 degrees above the May 30 average high (87°) to 3 degrees below the May 31 average high (88°). Lake Alan Henry went from 105° on Wednesday to 81° on Thursday. And the South Plains, from mostly sunny skies to mostly cloudy.
South Plains' temperatures will climb slightly Friday, and again soar over the weekend and into next week. KCBD viewing area rain chances will remain slim through the period, but there is a slight chance of strong to severe storms late this afternoon and evening.
There is a slight chance of thunderstorms late tonight through early Sunday.
Over the weekend smoke from the Gila National Forest (southwestern New Mexico) wildfires may return to our skies. Just a reminder, our local National Weather Service and some area health experts have cautioned people who may be sensitive to smoke (such as the very young and those with respiratory conditions) to consider limiting outdoor activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects.