Our typical Independence Day weather

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:47 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 1:01 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - In West Texas in any given year our July 4 weather may be sunny and hot, or it may be cloudy and stormy. Either is typical. This Independence Day will favor the former.

After a sunny and very warm morning, this afternoon will be partly cloudy and hot. Once again, in the late afternoon heat a few showers and thundershowers will be possible. Due to the limited number and coverage of these showers, there is only a slim chance of measurable rainfall at your location.

After a sunny and very warm morning, this afternoon will be partly cloudy and hot. Once again,...
After a sunny and very warm morning, this afternoon will be partly cloudy and hot. Once again, in the late afternoon heat a few showers and thundershowers will be possible.(KCBD First Alert)

Any showers are likely to linger into early evening. These should begin to diminish soon after sunset, which is right around 9 PM. With that said, rain or a storm are unlikely to interfere with fireworks displays. In the unlikely event they do, however, the delay should be short. Any activity will quickly pass.

My 7-Day Forecast is hot. In general, highs will edge up each afternoon. The next two afternoons, Tuesday and Wednesday, temperatures will peak in the upper 90s. Late week temps will peak right around 100 degrees. Each afternoon a stray storm or two may pop up. Again, a very slight chance of rain.

It's a hot 7-Day Forecast. In general, highs will edge up each afternoon.
It's a hot 7-Day Forecast. In general, highs will edge up each afternoon.(KCBD First Alert)

While it will be hot, high temperatures will remain below records for early July.

Nights and early mornings will continue very warm. Lubbock-area low temperatures will fall in the 70s.

Lubbock Climatology

The high temperature yesterday in Lubbock (measured at the airport) was 97°, which is four degrees above the average for the date. The July 3 record high is 108° (in 1983).

This morning’s low reported, as of this post, was 72°, which also is four degrees above the average for the date, July 4. The record high for the date is 105° (1987).

This summer weather pattern will continue through our Independence Day.
This summer weather pattern will continue through our Independence Day.(KCBD First Alert)

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