LUBBOCK, Texas — KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Friday evening weather update for September 15th, 2023.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered severe storms. Low of 60°. Winds NE 8-12 MPH.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Morning storms. High of 80°. Winds NE 10-15 MPH.

Severe storms are likely around the region this evening, lingering into the morning hours on Saturday. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for shaded counties below through 2 AM CDT Saturday morning.

Storms will be possible through 8 AM Saturday morning. Strongest storms will produce 70 MPH wind gusts, hail near 2″ in diameter, and localized heavy rainfall. Although it isn’t our main concern, we will be watching for the potential of an isolated tornado. Localized rain amounts of 2-3″ will result in flooding. Remember to turn around, don’t drown if you come across a flooded roadway. As always, you can stay up to date with the latest information on FacebookTwitter, or on our website at Scattered showers and storms will hang around through sunrise, as lows settle in the mid 50s to mid 60s.

Showers and storms will linger around the KLBK viewing area through the late morning hours on Saturday. After Noon, we will begin to see our sky clear around the region, resulting in a partly cloudy sky during afternoon and evening hours. We are not anticipating any showers or storms during the second half of our Saturday, meaning the Texas Tech vs. Tarleton game looks to remain dry! Highs will peak in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, with winds out of the northeast around 10-15 MPH. We will see a few clouds around the region, with lows bottoming out in the low 50s to low 60s.

Sunday will be dry and warmer around the region. Highs will top out in the mid 70s to mid 80s under a partly cloudy sky. Winds will be sustained out of the southeast around 10-15 MPH. We will see a few clouds linger overnight Sunday into Monday morning, with low temperatures cooling into the mid 50s to mid 60s by sunrise on Monday.

Temperatures are expected to return to slightly above average levels on Monday, with highs in the low 80s to low 90s across eastern New Mexico and western Texas. Winds will be out of the south, sustained around 12-18 MPH. A partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky is expected around the forecast area, with possibly a few late day sprinkles over the northern KLBK viewing area. Monday night into Tuesday morning will be mostly clear and mild, with lows dropping into the mid 50s to upper 60s.

Extended Forecast:
Isolated shower and storm chances will remain in the forecast next week. A weak ridge will build into the region through Wednesday. A trough will begin to move closer to the region during the Thursday-Friday timeframe, possibly sending another cold front through the region. This will allow highs to fall from the mid 80s to mid 90s Tuesday and Wednesday, into the low 80s to low 90s for Thursday and Friday. Morning lows will continue to range through the 50s to upper 60s. Rain chances will remain low through the end of next week, with isolated showers and storms possible each evening into the early overnight hours. Again, you can stay up to date with the latest information on FacebookTwitter, or on our website at

KLBK 7-Day Forecast
Valid: September 15th, 2023

Lubbock Climate Data for Friday, September 15th:
Sunrise: 7:30 AM CDT
Sunset: 7:54 PM CDT
Average High: 85°
Record High: 99° (1956 & 1965)
Average Low: 60°
Record Low: 42° (1993)

Have a wonderful weekend, South Plains!


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