LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A hot day for the South Plains with a high of 100 degrees in Lubbock, a new record. Midland also tied their record at 99 degrees.
A few thundershowers possible this evening, but it will be windy, some clouds and very warm for the evening. The fire danger remains elevated until late tonight.
Friday brings a repeat with winds, heat, near 100 degrees and elevated fire danger. The chances of rain are very slim Friday and Saturday. There's a better chance of hitting 100 than of getting rain on the next two days.
The rain chances will increase on Sunday and continue into the middle of next week as our pattern changes some allowing for a cold front with cooler temps and better rain potential. Some of the storm through that period could be strong to severe.
Temps will also fall beginning Mother's Day with 80s from Sunday through most of next week.
As for winds, it will continue to be windy through the next week, although speeds could be a little lower on Saturday and Sunday.
Here are Lubbock's average and record temperatures for today, May 10:
82° - Average High
54° - Average Low
99° - Record High (2000)
33° - Record Low (1918)
54° - Coolest High (Record Min-Max) (1954)
66° - Warmest Low (Record Max-Min) (2011 and earlier)
As I write this, the low this morning at the Lubbock airport is 66°.
The precipitation deficit (Lubbock airport) since the first of the year is 3.31". The total for the year to date is 1.10". The last measurable rainfall was 0.03" on April 29. The last "significant" (at least a quarter inch) was 0.77" on March 27.
Today is KCBD's 65th anniversary. 65 years of broadcasting to the South Plains and West Texas.