Warm and sunny weekend with a chance of storms Sunday night

Published: Apr. 2, 2022 at 9:33 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Our first weekend in April looks pleasant with highs in the 70s and 80s, plenty of sunshine, and lighter winds. But our next system will move in Sunday night bringing us a chance of severe storms to wrap-up the weekend.

Weekend forecast
Weekend forecast(KCBD)

A cool and quiet start to the weekend, waking up this morning with temps in the 30s and 40s. A light breeze from the north will eventually switch to the south this afternoon aiding in our warm-up for the weekend. Highs today will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s, those warmest temps for the southwestern portion of the viewing area. Plenty of sunshine throughout the day today and winds around 10-15 mph.

Overnight, mostly clear with a breeze from the south around 10-15 mph. Temperatures will be mild with lows in the 40s and 50s.

A warmer start to your Sunday and a much warmer afternoon as well. Highs tomorrow in the 80s with some of the area, mainly off of the Caprock, edging closer to the lower 90s. A mix of sunshine and clouds tomorrow with winds from the southwest around 10-20 mph.

Sunday's stormcast
Sunday's stormcast(KCBD)

Sunday afternoon into the evening hours we are looking at a chance for some severe storms. This is thanks to a cold front moving through the South Plains overnight. As things stand, showers and storms look to develop over the central South Plains along a dry line and push off to the east. As storms move to the east they have the potential to turn strong to severe. For this, we have a Marginal (1 out of 5, shown in dark green above) risk for most of the viewing area and a Slight (2 out of 5, shown in yellow) risk for the far eastern counties in the viewing area for severe storms. The main threat as isolated storms develop and potentially become severe will be up to quarter-size hail and damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph. Our tornado threat is low but cannot be completely ruled out. Now is the time to develop a severe weather plan if one would be needed in your area. You should have multiple ways to receive weather alerts and you should download the free KCBD weather app for the latest updates to the forecast.

Monday will be much cooler with partly cloudy skies and breezy winds. Rain is in the forecast again Monday with light, spotty showers possible throughout the day. Highs will be in the 60s Monday but rebounding into the 80s again Tuesday.

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