Summer heat returns

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 5:29 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Temperatures rapidly rebound the next few afternoons with triple-digit highs returning to much of the KCBD viewing area. The heat will be followed by another cold front this weekend. The front, while not nearly as strong as Monday’s, will bring an increasing chance of rain.

Yesterday afternoon Lubbock’s temperature peaked at 76 degrees. The high for the day, however, was 82. That was recorded in the minutes just after midnight (Monday morning).

Clouds this morning give way to sunshine this afternoon. There will be a bit of a breeze, southerly at about 10 to 20 mph. Highs will range from the mid-80s in the far eastern viewing area to the low 90s in the far west.

The heat returns tomorrow with highs near or slightly above 100 degrees Wednesday through Friday.

Storm chances will be very low through the period. Storms should form in the afternoons over/near the mountains of New Mexico. The upper air pattern will move the storms to the southeast. There is a slim chance a storm or two may survive long enough to make it into the northwestern KCBD area during the evenings.

A cold front, as noted much weaker than Mondays, is expected Saturday. Based on today’s data, the viewing area will have a decent chance of storms and rain both Saturday and Sunday. The front, clouds, and rain, likely will hold high temperatures to the mid- or upper 80s on Saturday and near to the low 80s Sunday.

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While the triple-digit heat holds off until tomorrow, even in this afternoon’s warmth the interior of a parked vehicle can become dangerously hot in minutes. That’s true even with the windows cracked open. Never leave anyone, but especially a child, unattended in a vehicle. More at

Lubbock Climatology

Lubbock’s peak temperature yesterday afternoon was 76°. The high for the 24-hour day was 82° (at the Lubbock airport), ten degrees below the average high for the date. The June 21 record high is 107° (set in 1981).

60° has been the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s June 22 average low is 67° and the high 93°. The record low for the date is 50° (set in 1927) and the record high 106° (set in 1978).

No rain was recorded yesterday or last night at the Lubbock Airport. The total for June so far is 1.00″. That’s 0.83″ below average through June 21. The year-to-date total is 10.61″, which is 2.36″ above average for January 1 through June 21.

Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 9:01 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:38 AM CDT.

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