Severe storms possible today

Isolated storms are likely in the viewing area later today, and these may become severe.

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The potential for severe weather in the KCBD viewing area, based on early afternoon data, is somewhat greater than our early morning outlook. Isolated storms are likely be late afternoon, with some possibly severe. The storm chance, and therefore the severe threat, will be greatest this evening. While storms and severe weather may be more likely over the eastern KCBD viewing area, a few storms may pop up elsewhere. Any storm may become severe. Damaging wind gusts, large hail, and downpours are possible.

Coverage should be limited, but if a storm moves over you, that won’t seem to matter. Please keep up with the latest conditions and forecast. Use our free Weather App and Weather Page to monitor both and for watches and warnings which may be issued: http://onelink.to/kcbdweather

Isolated storms are likely to pop up late tomorrow. Again, these may produce some severe weather in the KCBD viewing area.

Storm activity will diminish late-week, but it is possible storms that form over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado may drift into our area during the evenings and overnights. In that pattern, the northwestern KCBD viewing area is more likely than others to experience a storm.

Even after last night's cold front, highs today will generally range from the upper 80s to low 90s. Lubbock's high will be near 90 degrees. The breeze generally will be in the 10 to 20 mph range. That said, storms may produce much stronger, possibly damaging, wind gusts. Highs in the low 90s are anticipated the rest of the work week with mid-90s this weekend.

As I've noted before, temperatures don't have to climb into the 100s, or even the 90s, for the interior of vehicles to become dangerously hot. Even when it's in the 80s outside the temperature inside a parked vehicle in the sun - even with windows "cracked" - can climb to deadly levels in less than 30 minutes. This weekend in Texas, two children died from the heat when they were left in vehicles. The stories are here https://www.kcbd.com/2019/06/24/year-old-child-left-suv-dies-south-texas/ and here https://www.dallasnews.com/news/denton-county/2019/06/21/4-year-old-found-unresponsive-hot-car-denton-county-near-aubrey

Again, never EVER leave a child unattended in a vehicle, not even for a moment.

It was just a tad cooler this morning behind the previously mentioned cold front. Lubbock dipped to 63°. Lubbock’s low yesterday was 66°, the average low for the date. The high was 92°, the average high for the date. The June 23 record low is 56° (1927 and 1964) and the record high 107° (1980). For today, June 24, Lubbock’s average low is 66° and the high 92°. The record low is 56° (1957) and the record high 110° (1990).

Today’s sunset in Lubbock will be at 9:01 PM CDT and tomorrow’s sunrise at 6:38 AM CDT.

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