Just a little less heat ahead

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Cooler? Yes. But just a little. Over the next several afternoons temperatures will peak near 100 degrees in the Lubbock area, then in the days following in the upper 90s. The chance of rain will be near zero, though not zero. (UPDATED with video and temperature data at 8:57 AM CDT).

There are no warnings, watches, or advisories for today's heat in the KCBD viewing area. However, it is still going to be hot. If you work or play outside continue to practice heat safety and know the signs of heat illness.

If you have missed the tips we’ve been talking about all week, see the National Weather Service’s web page on heat safety at https://www.weather.gov/safety/heat.

While I don't expect rain through the weekend, with the heat and humidity an isolated storm or two may pop up in the viewing area during the late afternoon or early evenings.

Also, there is a slight chance that storms which form near the mountains of New Mexico (and move northeast) may brush the far northwestern KCBD viewing area during the late evening and overnight.

Winds will remain slightly breezy, often in a range of 10 to 20 mph.

There’s much more, including the current Drought Monitor, in the video accompanying this story.

103° was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday (Wednesday). That’s ten degrees above the average high for July 15. It’s the sixteenth 100-Degree-Day of the year (so far), the eighth consecutive 100-Degree-Day. See the video for more. The July 15 record high is 105° set in 1933 and tied in 1937 and 2001.

Lubbock’s low temperature this morning, reported as of this writing at the airport, was 69°.

Lubbock’s July 16 average low is 68° and the high 93°. The record low is 58° (set in 1926 and tied in 1935) and the record high 105° (set in 2001).

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:58 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:50 AM CDT.

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