More dust, less rain Wednesday, Thursday

LUBBOCK, TX (AP) - Saharan Dust could be an issue for the South Plains Wednesday and Thursday.

The air quality for the region is in the moderate level and could be an issue for folks with lung issues and such. Most people will notice little impact other than itchy eyes and possibly a scratchy throat.

In addition to the dust, heat will become more dominant in the region through the remainder of this week into the weekend. Daytime highs will climb back to the 92-96 degree range for all of the south plains Wednesday into Saturday. In fact, there could be some near 100 degree temperatures over the weekend in the eastern south plains.

As for rain chances, they will be limited and showers are most likely in eastern New Mexico for the next several days. Moisture will be pushed to the west which in turn will bring some heavy monsoon rains to New Mexico and Arizona.

Low rain chances will combine with high temps for the south plains through the weekend into early next week.

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