KLBK Friday PM Weather Update (5/28/21)

Weather

LUBBOCK, Texas (KLBK) – Here is your updated forecast from the KLBK First Warning Weather Center:

Friday Afternoon & Friday Night:
The scattered thunderstorms that moved across portions of the South and Rolling Plains Friday morning and early afternoon have exited the region. The cloud cover also broke up and allowed some sunshine this afternoon. We’ll be watching to the west and northwest for more showers and thunderstorms to develop late this afternoon and early this evening. These will move toward the South Plains later this evening. It will become mostly cloudy this evening with lows ranging from the middle 50s to the lower 60s. The wind will stay southeasterly 10-20 ,ph

There is a “slight” (2 out of 5) and “marginal” (1 out of 5) risk for severe weather Friday PM – early Saturday AM. The main risk will be large hail, damaging wind gusts and locally heavy rainfall with could produce some flooding in spots.

Severe Weather Outlook
(Valid Friday PM – Early Saturday AM)
Severe Weather Threats
(Friday PM – Early Saturday AM)

Saturday:
On Saturday, we’ll get a brief break from showers and thunderstorms, not to mention severe weather. It will be a partly sunny day with highs in the lower to the middle 70s. The wind will be southeasterly 10-20 mph. I can’t rule out a stray storm later in the day. It looks like shower and thunderstorm chances will pick back after midnight late Saturday night/early Sunday morning once again.

Extended Forecast:
An active weather pattern will continue across the South Plains and the Rolling Plains through the Memorial Day holiday weekend and into the first half of next week. Scattered showers and thunderstorm chances are possible daily, with some storms being strong to severe. Locally heavy rainfall will also be possible as well. Thunderstorm chances will begin decrease by the later part of next week and become more isolated.

Daytime highs Saturday through Tuesday will range from the lower to the middle 70s. We’ll warm back into the upper 70s and lower 80s by Wednesday and Thursday. Middle 80s will return by next Friday.

Overnight lows will range from the middle 50s to the lower 60s over the extended forecast period.

KLBK Seven Day Forecast
(Valid: 5/28/21)

Drought Update:
Recent rainfall helped bring some slight improvements the drought that continues to plague the South Plains and the Rolling Plains region. Exceptional, extreme and severe drought conditions continue to be reported across the western South Plains. Severe and moderate drought conditions continue to be reported across the central and eastern South Plains. Off the Caprock, moderate drought and abnormally dry conditions were being reported across the Rolling Plains. A small area of severe drought was still be reported across Dickens and King County.

Latest U.S. Drought Monitor Update
(As of Thursday, May 27)

Lubbock Climate Data for Saturday, May 29:
Sunrise: 6:39 AM CDT 
Sunset:  8:51 PM CDT 
Normal High: 88°
Normal Low: 62°
Record High: 104° (2011)
Record Low: 38° (1947)

Your KLBK First Warning Forecast:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms possible. Some storms may be strong to severe. Lows ranging from the middle 50s to the lower 60s. Southeast wind 10-20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 40 percent.

Saturday: Partly sunny with highs in the lower to the middle 70s. Southeast wind 10-20 mph. A stray storm is possible late in the afternoon. The chance for precipitation is 10 percent.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms likely after midnight. Some thunderstorms may be strong to severe. Lows ranging from the middle 50s to the lower 60s. Southeast wind 15-20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 40 percent.

Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some storms may be strong to severe. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs in the lower to middle 70s. Southeast wind 15-20 mph. The chance for precipitation is 40 percent.

Have a nice weekend!

Meteorologist Chris Whited
KLBK First Warning Weather
cwhited@klbk13.tv
Facebook: Meteorologist Chris Whited
Twitter: @severewxchaser

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