Kelly Plasker is Texan to her core with roots stretching from the plains of Lubbock down to the San Antonio River.
Raised in an Air Force family, Kelly learned the value of duty, community, and loyalty. Growing up under the vast West Texas skies, Kelly grew to appreciate the dynamics of weather and the intrigue of storm chasing.
Not just a face on the television, Kelly is a proud mother of three supporting her children in their school and extra-curricular activities.
When time permits, she loves soaking up the vibrant West Texas sun poolside, on the golf course, or cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders and San Antonio Spurs.
Relief from record breaking high temperatures comes this weekend as lower level moisture is brought into the region and upper level high pressure moves far enough westward to increase chances for precipitation.
Today will be mostly sunny and afternoon temperatures return to the middle to upper 90's from the western South Plains to central counties and upper 90's to 100's from central South Plains into the Rolling Plains.
Under the influence of upper level high pressure, temperatures today will reach the upper 90's to 100's with a mix of clouds and sun. Slightly breezy southerly wind will become sustained between 10-20mph.
Today's forecast is much like yesterday with the biggest difference being the dry air and surface high pressure expected to limit rain chances. High temperatures will return to the lower to middle 90's with southeasterly wind speeds sustained between 5-10mph.
Though more clouds are expected again this afternoon high temperatures will still manage to reach the upper 80's to lower 90's across the viewing area. Extreme UV index will require skin protection while outdoors for more than 10 minutes to avoid burning.
After more than a week and a half of 100+ temperatures some relief is on the way though this afternoon may add one more day to the stretch of triple digit temperatures. We are optimistically forecasting the high temperature for today in Lubbock at 99 degrees though other communities will still reach
High temperatures this afternoon return to the lower to middle 90's under the influence of mostly sunny sky and breezy southerly wind speeds sustained between 15-20mph. Areas near the NM/TX border will experience high temperatures in the upper 90's to lower 100's.
High temperatures will reach the upp 80's to lower 90's with a mix of clouds and sun during the afternoon. Another chance for late afternoon/early evening storms will be possible again today, favoring the central to southern counties in our viewing area.
Today, however, high temperatures will be near our average, in the middle to upper 80′s with clouds increasing from the southeast as the day progresses. Southeasterly wind speeds will be sustained between 5-15mph. Fair conditions for today make it a good one to be outdoors enjoying the weather.
Temperatures today will reach the middle to upper 80′s with some communities flirting with lower 90′s. Sunshine will prevail during the day with Extreme UV Index prompting much needed skin protection as skin damage can occur in less than 15 minutes.
Afternoon high temperatures in the middle to upper 80′s under sunny sky with very high UV index will require skin protection and liquids to stay hydrated if you are spending the day outside under the sun.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! Temperatures this Sunday are starting out slightly warmer than yesterday, but increasing moisture courtesy southerly wind becoming slightly breezy this afternoon will help keep temperatures in the middle to upper 70's.
A chilly start on this Satruday, which is also National Dog Mom's Day! Wind speeds reduced today, sustained from the south and southeast between 5-10mph. Temperatures rebound into the middle to upper 70's this afternoon under mostly sunny sky.
A weak cold front is pushing south through our viewing area this morning with slightly breezy northerly wind. Temperatures will still be able to rebound today into the mid 90's as the front begins to wash out this afternoon under sunny sky.
Super-Saturday forecast! Though temperatures are starting out cooler than those of yesterday morning, today will become very pleasant as high temperatures reach the mid to upper 70's under mostly sunny sky.
Cold air will continue to push south while wind direction stays northerly, but by day's end wind direction will shift to become southeasterly, helping to increase moisture at the surface and also ushering in warmer temperatures.