Mild tonight, warmer Wednesday and Thursday

John's Tuesday Evening First Alert Forecast

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -A warm and fairly dry weather pattern is expected across the area Wednesday and Thursday.

A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY has been designated for Friday and this will likely be our next opportunity for widespread severe weather across the region.

Large hail, strong wind gusts and isolated tornadoes are possible Friday. This is most likely late Friday afternoon and Friday night.

Before that happens, fair skies are in the forecast tonight with lows in the 50’s. Southwest winds average 5 to 10 mph overnight.

A few showers and thunderstorms are possible across the Panhandle, but this should dissipate before making it into the South Plains.

High temperatures will soar into the 80’s and 90’s each day Wednesday and Thursday under partly to mostly sunny skies.

Models indicate a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday, mainly along the Texas/New Mexico state line.

Thunderstorm chances return Friday and Saturday with a dryline developing across West Texas.

There is a risk for severe thunderstorms in our forecast area Friday night and Saturday.

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