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Summer heat to return to the South Plains

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 5:38 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Gradual changes in the weather pattern will lead to climbing temperatures and limited rain chances into early next week. Read on for details.

Sinking air associated with high pressure building over the West Texas area will limit clouds and showers today through Friday afternoon. It also will result in gradually increasing temperatures.

A little warmer this afternoon and evening. Very little chance of rain, it's not expected, but...
A little warmer this afternoon and evening. Very little chance of rain, it's not expected, but the chance is not zero.(KCBD First Alert)

Today and tomorrow will be mostly sunny, winds will be light, and temperatures will peak a couple of degrees above the previous afternoon. While I won’t discount the possibility of a shower, it is unlikely.

Friday will be partly cloudy, winds generally will be light, and temperatures will climb to within a few degrees of average for late July.

Highs today will range from the mid-80s west, to the upper 80s central areas, to near 90 degrees in the far eastern KCBD viewing area.

Highs Thursday will range from the mid- and upper 80s west, to the upper 80s and near 90 central areas, to the low 90s in the far eastern viewing area.

Highs Friday will range from the upper 80s west, to near 90 central areas, to the low 90s in the far eastern viewing area.

A slim chance of storms may return as early as late Friday, with a slight chance of storms this weekend.

The weather pattern is on track to bring high temperatures to within a degree or two of average this weekend, and then slightly above average early next week.

Increasing temperatures with little chance of rain ahead.
Increasing temperatures with little chance of rain ahead.(KCBD First Alert)

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Lubbock Climatology

84°F was the high temperature yesterday at the Lubbock airport. That is ten degrees below the average high for July 20. The record high for the date is 105° (set in 1925 and tied in 1936).

62° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s July 20 average low is 69° and the high 94°. The record low for the date is 57° (set in 1988) and the record high 103° (set in 2018).

No rain was recorded yesterday at the Lubbock Airport. The total for July so far is 2.94″. That’s 1.49″ above average through July 20. The year-to-date total is 15.03″, which is 4.58″ above average.

Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:55 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:53 AM CDT.

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