LUBBOCK, Texas – Here is your updated forecast from the KLBK First Warning Weather Center as of Monday evening.
We’ll be watching the radar this evening to see if any thunderstorms try to develop. So far, the “cap” (or a warm layer of air aloft) has kept a lid on things, suppressing storm development. There is still a “slight” (2 out fo 5) and “marginal” (1 out of 5) risk for severe weather Monday afternoon and evening across the South Plains and the Rolling Plains. Model are still hinting that a thunderstorm or two could develop late this evening and after midnight.
We’ll get a break from thunderstorms on Tuesday. The day will be sunny with highs in the lower to middle 80s with a light breeze.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will return on Wednesday across the area. Some storms could be strong to severe. We’ll also have to watch for chances for flooding. Otherwise, we’ll get another break from the storms on Thursday. We’ll then see a slight chance of storms Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday along the dryline. Some of these storms could be severe. The storm chances would be late afternoon and into the evening hours.
Highs will be in the 70s on Wednesday and into the upper 70s and lower 80s on Thursday. We’ll climb back into the middle 80s Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Overnight lows will be in the middle to upper 50s Wednesday and Thursday morning. Then our lows climb back into the 60s Friday and over the weekend.
We remain drought-free at the current time across all the South Plains and the Rolling Plains. Some drought issues continue to our west in parts of southeastern and north-central New Mexico.
Lubbock Climate Data for Tuesday, May 27:
Sunrise: 6:39 a.m.
Sunset: 8:49 p.m.
Normal High: 67°
Normal Low: 37°
Record High: 104° (2011)
Record Low: 43° (1917)
Your KLBK First Warning Forecast:
Tonight: Slight chance for thunderstorms late in the evening, otherwise a just few clouds around with lows in the lower 60s. South wind 10-15 mph.
Tuesday: A sunny day and nice. Highs in the lower to middle 80s with a southwest wind 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Becoming partly cloudy with lows in the middle to upper 50s. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the morning and afternoon. Highs in the middle to uppper 70s. East-northeast wind 5-15 mph.