Forecast

Lubbock breaks record high temperature Monday. FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY continues

A FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY continues through Tuesday as intense heat continues across West Texas and the South Plains viewing area.Lubbock has now broken the record high temperature for July 13th as the airport has unofficially reached 110 degrees as of 4:00 p.m. Monday.Be sure to stay hydrated in

  Heat Advisory And Excessive Heat Warning In Effect For Sunday

Heat Advisory Continues into the weekend

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Heat Advisory until 9 p.m.

As hot as it is, we are going to get hotter

  Week-long heat wave continues

Possible Record Heat leads to First Alert Weather Days

Continued Coverage

  Significant heatwave on the way

Sizzling Temps Coming our Way

  Record heat possible later this week

Temps climbing starting tomorrow

  A drier and much hotter pattern on the way

  Summer storms bring small hail as they sweep through Lubbock

  Mild temps, rain chances continue through mid-week

Temperatures today will be slightly cooler as clouds and moisture impact conditions across the South Plains.

  Scattered thunderstorms possible the rest of the weekend

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible across the South Plains Saturday night and Sunday.The best chance of rain is expected Sunday afternoon and Sunday night.A few showers and storms are possible tonight.The stronger storms could produce locally heavy rainfall, frequent lightning,

  A few storms possible overnight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across portions of the South Plains Friday evening.This favors areas near the Texas/New Mexico state line as storms move into the area from New Mexico.The stronger storms could produce brief downpours, frequent lightning, small hail and wind gusts

  Holiday Weekend Storm Outlook

The pattern changes which resulted in yesterday's slight drop in temperatures will continue through this holiday weekend. At the same time, the change allowed spotty storms in the area - I'll add rain reports to this story later this morning - and I'm expecting similar activity this holiday weekend.

  Isolated to widely scattered storms possible Thursday evening

  Strong storms possible Thursday

  Relief from extreme heat on the way

  Dust, rain, and temperature trends for the South Plains

100+ temps to continue

  More summer sizzle and dust

More 100+ temps coming

Hot, dry and windy this week.

Summer heat, summer dust, summer smoke

The overall weather pattern supports more very hot afternoons, a continuation of at least light amounts of Saharan dust, and a continuation of at least light amounts of smoke from distant wildfires. Typical for this time of year.

  100-degree days continue Monday, Tuesday

Drier air moved in a touch earlier than anticipated and helped get us to right at 100 degrees today. It’ll be around 100 for Monday and Tuesday as well now.

  Isolated showers, storms until sunset

We’ll see some isolated showers and storms on the Caprock, at least until the sun sets this evening.

  Hazy, Hot And Low Storm Chance Today

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.

  Hot, dusty weekend ahead

Summer Heat, Saharan Dust

  Increasing dust and heat, decreasing air quality

There will continue to be just the slightest chance of rain with a stray storm or two possible just about each afternoon and evening. Increasing dust from Africa and patchy smoke from fires in the southwestern U.S. will keep our daytime sky hazy and add color to our sunrises and sunsets.

More colorful sunsets and sunrises

You may notice a little more haze in our daytime sky and a little more color to our sunrises and sunsets as light amounts of Saharan dust are added to the light amounts of smoke in our sky. You will notice the increasingly hot afternoons in my forecast.

Pleasant evening expected

The forecast remains quiet across most of the South Plains viewing area Wednesday night.Other than high clouds, most of the area should remain clear.There are a few storms in New Mexico that could impact the Northern and Western half of the viewing area during the overnight hours.

  Ready or not, summer heat

Storm and rain chances will be decreasing while temperatures generally increase over the next seven days or so. Some summer heat is on the way.

  Thunderstorm Watch for some areas

Severe Weather Possible tonight

Storm chances further west tonight

Partly cloudy skies are in the forecast Tuesday night.Showers and thunderstorms could potentially affect the western half of the viewing area late Tuesday night with storms tracking across New Mexico.Storms should be further west than what we experienced last night across the South Plains.

  Nocturnal storms and Saharan dust

Isolated showers and thundershowers are likely at times today and tonight. Some will be strong, at least a few will be severe. Another round of nocturnal – nighttime - storms is expected. Here's our updated outlook.

  Risk for strong to severe thunderstorms Monday evening

Thunderstorm chances increase across the South Plains late Monday afternoon and Monday evening.Thunderstorms will develop across the higher terrain of New Mexico Monday afternoon.This activity will spread southeast during the afternoon and evening hours.Models show storm chances increasing Monday

  Severe weather possible Monday evening

Weather changes are unfolding across the KCBD viewing area, with some changes to our forecast following. Of note, most of the South Plains will not be as hot, and there is a risk of severe storms this evening and tonight.

Cold front ahead of schedule, storms possible overnight northeastern zones

A cold front is moving well ahead of schedule tonight across the Texas Panhandle region.Showers and thunderstorms have developed into a complex across portions of the Panhandle and Northwestern Oklahoma.Clouds increase overnight with a few showers and storms possible overnight

  Hot Father’s Day Forecast

High temperatures under mostly sunny sky will be hot with much of the region reaching triple digits by end of day. Another slim chance for a shower or thunderstorm to develop later today is possible.

Slight chance of storms tonight, Hot Father’s Day coming up

Hot temperatures are in the forecast Father’s Day and again Monday afternoon.High temperatures will top out in the upper 90’s to near 100 degrees Sunday.Monday looks hotter with daytime highs between 100 and 105 degrees ahead of our next cold front which should arrive Monday night.

  Father’s Day Weekend Forecast

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.

  Strong to severe storms still possible Friday night

Storms will track eastward across the area through the evening hours.

  Severe weather in today’s forecast

Scattered storms, some severe, are likely in the KCBD viewing this afternoon and evening. Keep an eye on the sky, the other on our weather app. Watches and warnings may be issued.

  Severe storms possible Friday

As we move into Friday it will be a similar day for the region with 80s possible in the central and northern South Plains as a cold front edges into portions of the area by late Friday.

  South Plains severe weather outlook

Much needed rain fell on the KCBD viewing area yesterday, but many areas missed out. More much needed rain will fall in the days ahead. In this story, you'll find rainfall totals from yesterday and the outlook for more rain - and possibly severe storms - in the days ahead.

  Lubbock hit by wall of dust, brief power outage Wednesday night

A wall of dust swept through the city of Lubbock as severe thunderstorms brought high winds and heavy rain to the South Plains on Wednesday night.

Storms to return to the South Plains

Storms, and rain, will be possible anywhere in the viewing area over the next three afternoons and evenings. Not every spot, however, will receive rain or even experience a storm. Here's what I expect these last few days of Spring.

Higher humidity, gusty winds overnight

Gusty winds continue across the South Plains this evening.Humidity values remain higher as expected.A couple of showers remain possible mainly south and east of Lubbock through midnight.Low clouds increase after midnight tonight with mild overnight lows between 65 and 70 degrees across the region

  Rain returns to South Plains forecast

A chance of rain, and storms, returns to the KCBD viewing area in this forecast.

Pop up showers possible Tuesday

Quiet weather continues across the South Plains tonight.Temperatures remain comfortable for this time of the year.Overnight lows drop into the lower and middle 60’s for the immediate Lubbock area.Lows in the 50’s are expected across Northwestern zones near Muleshoe.

  Slight storm chance this week

This forecast includes... a chance of rain? Yes. But it's slim to slight. Still, it's a reflection of a slight change in the overall weather pattern. The rain chances, however, does not begin today.

  Persistent summer pattern continues

A persistent weather forecast continues across the South Plains Sunday night through Monday morning. Higher humidity values are on the way the next few days.This will bring subtle changes in our overall pattern this week.

Sunny and warm Sunday

High pressure continues to bring hot and dry weather conditions across the South Plains for the rest of the weekend.We can expect plenty of sunshine Sunday with highs in the lower 90's.Winds remain out of the south at 10 to 20 mph with occasionally higher gusts possible.No rainfall

Nice Sunday afternoon, with highs near 90

Another nice afternoon for the South Plains. Once again daytime temps will range from 90-94 degrees from the northern areas to the south.

  Warm and dry the rest of the weekend

Dry weather continues across the South Plains viewing area tonight.It will be seasonably mild this evening and we will end up with overnight lows in the lower to middle 60’s. Southerly winds continue at 10 to 20 mph overnight.Sunday should be nearly identical to Saturday.

  Quiet weather continues this weekend

Quiet weather continues across the South Plains thanks to upper level high pressure across the state.Clear skies are in the forecast tonight with lows in the upper 50’s to lower 60’s in the immediate Lubbock area.Winds remain out of the south at 10 to 20 mph overnight.

  Local fire danger remains elevated

Drought conditions are expanding across the KCBD viewing area. Our local fire danger will remain elevated, ranging from low to critical, depending on temperatures and winds at the time. These NO BURN weather conditions will continue for the foreseeable future.

  More Heat, Less Wind

Summer Breezes and Heat

Smoky skies and the heat ahead

Temperatures will edge up today, and so will winds. The hot and breezy conditions, combined with dry fuels, will keep the local wildfire danger elevated well into next week. Smoke from distant fires is contributing to our reddish sunrises and sunsets.

  Quiet weather continues tonight

Quiet weather conditions continue across the South Plains this evening.Light winds, no precipitation and fair skies are in the forecast.Under clear skies, lows drop into the 50’s again. Southerly winds will be a little stronger overnight at 10 to 20 mph

  Much milder today, and our earliest sunrises

Cooler this morning with a nice day shaping up following yesterday's two cold fronts. Today may be the mildest this week or next. Also, our earliest sunrises of the year occur this week. Here's our temperature and precipitation outlooks, and more.

Cool Night Ahead

Cool Tonight, Nice Wednesday

Two windy cold fronts today

Two cold fronts figure promanently in our weather. Both will bring wind. Neither will bring precipitation. One will bring only slight cooling. The other significant cooling.

Relief from the heat coming

Big Cool-Down Tomorrow

  Record heat possible on Monday

Record heat is possible on Monday as afternoon temperatures climb to near or above 100 degrees. Gusty and dry southwest winds, plenty of sun and high pressure will create a hot afternoon for the South Plains.

Summer sizzle on the South Plains

A hot and dry weekend for most, if not all the KCBD viewing area. Followed by an even hotter day to kick off the work week. And a slight change to the precipitation outlook.

  Plenty of Heat for your Weekend

Your Weekend Outlook, it's HOT

  Weekend weather on the South Plains

Much quieter weather heading into the weekend, but also dry and hot.

Power out across Lubbock in the wake of severe storms

Power outages continue across the city Thursday night into Friday. Lubbock police are directing traffic as LP&L works to repair downed power poles.

Some strong storms, some sizzling heat

While there is a slight chance of storms today in my forecast, conditions continue to point to drier and hotter days ahead. For a while. Some triple-digit highs are likely in the area before a bit of relief from the heat arrives. For a while.

  More heat, storms Thursday through Sunday

Summer heat has arrived with highs from the upper 90s in New Mexico to the mid 90s over some of the South Plains. As you might guess, more heat on the way between Thursday through Sunday.

  A few afternoon and evening storms possible

A few showers and storms are possible Wednesday along an outflow boundary that has stalled across the region.If storms can develop, they could produce locally gusty winds and small hail. Storms will move to the southeast if they develop later today and tonight.

Storms could return to the region this week

First Tropical Storm for the Gulf

  Warm and humid Tuesday, Low rain chance

Low clouds start the day off, but skies become mostly sunny during the day.Highs warm into the upper 80’s to near 90 degrees. Southerly winds average 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts possible.Isolated showers and storms may develop, but most areas remain dry.Fair skies continue tonight

Rain for some tonight.

Summer Heat Moving into the area

  Heating up, drying out

There is little chance of rain this week, but there is a little chance. Temperatures will be climbing, and it is going to get hot. In today’s story, a look back at May and what we have our eye on this week.

  On This, The Last Day of May, Weather Is Great For Outdoor Play

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.

  Nice weekend continues

High clouds will track across the area Saturday night.Most of the area should remain dry.A few overnight showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible near Muleshoe and Clovis, New Mexico area.Precipitation chances are very low tonight and Sunday.

  May Ends With A Weekend Of Almost Perfect 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.

Terrific weather on tap this weekend

Terrific weather is in the forecast across the South Plains as we head into the weekend.Fair skies continue with cool overnight lows in the upper 50’s. Southerly winds average 5 to 15 mph.A few showers may inch towards Muleshoe overnight, but rain chances are very low.