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Cooler, for a bit. Cooler air began moving into the KCBD viewing area this morning, touching off spotty rain showers and a few thundershowers. story. Some may wish the cooler air hadn't arrived while others may wish it would stick around. Here's what's ahead.
Tell me your thoughts about yesterday's weather, and I pretty much know your thoughts on today's weather. And tomorrow's, too. There is, however, heat relief which will follow. Plus, at least a slight chance of rain. Here's my updated outlook.
While I am looking ahead to some relief from the heat and humidity, I'm focusing first on the heat and humidity between now and then. The effects of extreme heat are cumulative. Prolonged hot weather takes a greater toll on us than an occasional very hot day among more average temperatures.
The afternoon heat and high humidity continue to lead to very warm and humid nights and mornings. The low this morning ties the warmest low temperature (max-min record) for all July 17s in Lubbock's record. There's more of the same ahead, until - well, please read on!
If you think yesterday was hot, you'll think the same of today. And tomorrow. And the day after. And... you get the picture. Our recent hot and humid weather continues into the weekend. Here's the outlook.
It’s more than just the heat. It’s the humidity, which has been high by West Texas standards. It will continue to be, even as temperatures edge up this week. First temperatures, then the not-quite-non-existent rain chance.
Barry will affect our weather, but not with rain. I've mentioned that a storm such as Barry, on the forecast path, typically brings us hot and dry weather. With that in mind, here's what I expect going into the weekend.
There are a couple of subtle changes underway which may keep Lubbock below the century mark this afternoon. Some of the same factors mean a slight chance of storms, possibly severe. And an update on the tropical disturbance in the Gulf, on track to become Barry.
Three triple-digit days this year so far in Lubbock. That is, on three days the temperature has reached at least 100 degrees at the Lubbock airport. We likely will add to the count today and tomorrow. With the heat our storm and rain chances will remain slim.
Hot and humid yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The heat and humidity may be enough to help generate an isolated storm or two late today. We may see more storm, and rain, coverage Saturday night and perhaps Sunday. Which will be followed by more heat.
Hot and humid with a slight chance of a storm today. You'll find more heat and slim rain chances in the days that follow in our forecast. You can view that right now here on our Weather Page. On the topic of heat, read on for more about what is the hottest month of the year.
Today and the remainder of the week will not be as hot, but the humidity will be higher. Which means it will feel as hot, or even a little hotter, outside. In today's story a look at temperatures and storm chances this week, which includes Independence Day.
A stable weather pattern is underway and that means little day-to-day change in our weather. At least for a while. Here's the weather we expect through the weekend, when storm chances will return, and our outlook for Independence Day.
If you were in Lubbock, or West Texas, on this date 25 years ago do you remember the heat? June 27, today, is the anniversary of the hottest temperature on record in Lubbock: 114° in 1994.* Today and the days ahead will be hot, but will they be anywhere near the record?
Much quieter weather as this day began compared to how late yesterday ended, with its torrential downpours and very large hail. However, thunderstorms are likely in our area this afternoon and evening, and some are likely to be severe.
A cold front arrived overnight, bringing slightly cooler air and some morning clouds. Isolated storms are likely in the viewing area later today, and these may become severe. Details in the story and associated video!
Triple-digit heat is typical in Lubbock and West Texas this time of year, but the first occurrence was later than typical this year. Weather today will be a repeat of yesterday, not just for temperatures, but storm chances too. And a few storms may become severe.
Storm coverage today should be less than yesterday. A few, but isolated, storms are likely late this afternoon and evening. While for any spot in the viewing area there is a slight chance of a storm and rain, there is a much greater chance it will remain dry.
Thunderstorms are again likely in the KCBD viewing area late this afternoon through evening. Coverage, again, will be spotty so the chance of a storm or rain at any given spot is low. However, the strongest storms may produce large hail and damaging wind gusts.
About today’s heat. It was the hottest of the year so far, with Lubbock at 95° and at least two TTU Mesonet stations - not the ones you would expect - hitting 100°. Tomorrow will be hotter. Much more in the full story.
Thunderstorms are likely in the KCBD viewing area this evening. Coverage, however, will be spotty so the chance of a storm and rain at any given spot is low. The strongest storms, however, may bring damaging wind gusts and hail as well as locally heavy rainfall to some locations.
A little cooler today, a little warmer tomorrow, and then summer heat. Some spots may record triple-digit temperatures. Details on the heat, our limited storm chances heading into the weekend, and the earliest sunrises and latest sunsets of the year are in this story.