This Week's Outlook: Warmer weather to increase while rain chances to decrease

This Week's Outlook: Warmer weather to increase while rain chances to decrease

(KCBD) - Lubbock was hot Sunday and reached 91 degrees after a morning low of 54. No precipitation was observed and the peak gust was only 25 mph.

The forecast is fairly simple the next few days. We can expect the hottest week of the year so far.

Highs will likely top out in the 90s each day with lows in the 50s and 60s each night.

Some areas may reach 100 degrees by the end of the week, including Lubbock. Friday appears to be the hottest day of the week with highs warming to near 100 degrees. The record high for Friday is 101 degrees set in 2001.

It is possible we could approach or break a couple of records this week as records range from 97 degrees on Wednesday to 102 degrees on Tuesday. Most of the daytime highs this week are a couple of degrees below record high values, but don't be surprised if we see a few this week.

Rain chances are not zero this week, but are also not very high. Tuesday and Tuesday night offer the best rain chances and they are 20 percent at the moment.

American models keep us dry the rest of the week although the European models break out isolated storms along the dryline Wednesday and Thursday. For this reason, I have inserted isolated storms through Thursday just in case the dryline can trigger a few storms.

Friday is hot with highs anywhere from 98 to 102 degrees based on current models.

A cold front could trigger a few storms Saturday night through Sunday morning with cooler temperatures Sunday based on today's data.

As of Sunday, significant rainfall is not in the forecast the next five to seven days.

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