First Alert Weather Day: Triple-digit heat continues through the weekend

(KCBD) - Very hot temperatures continue across the South Plains through the upcoming weekend.

Lubbock topped out at 105 degrees on Thursday after a morning low of 81 degrees. That's the warmest low temperature on record for Lubbock since records began in 1911.

Triple-digit heat remains in the forecast through the weekend. High temperatures Friday will approach or exceed 105 degrees again. The First Alert Forecast Team has designated Thursday and Friday as First Alert Weather Days across the local area.

The record for July 19 in Lubbock is 108 degrees set in 1936. Unless we heat up more than expected, this record should be safe. Hot and dry weather conditions continue across the area through the weekend.

Make sure to use sunscreen, keep yourself hydrated and avoid outdoor activities during the peak heating hours of the day between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Triple-digits continue through the weekend with some relief possible Monday and Tuesday along with a chance of storms by then. Models are not guaranteeing this yet.

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