A HOT weekend is in store for us

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 6/08/2012 8:29 pm
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Clouds started to thin a bit this afternoon but stuck around and stayed thicker longer than we expected. This kept temperatures cooler for many locations across the South Plains as can bee seen by our afternoon highs today.



Even though the clouds started to thin some this afternoon and evening, they will increase again overnight giving us mostly cloudy conditions. This will lead to another mild morning in the mid 60s, but with clouds quickly clearing and a south breeze of 10-20mph we will warm into the mid to upper 90s tomorrow afternoon. The wind will take more of a westerly/southwesterly direction on Sunday and be between 15-25mph which will help transport warmer and drier air across the South Plains. Most of us will warm into the 100s on Sunday afternoon.

The good news is that we won’t stay that hot for long, as a cold front looks to sweep through the region on Monday cooling us down by 10-15 degrees. While rain chances don’t look that great with the initial passage of the front, it looks like it will stall across our area or just to the south of us and act as a focusing mechanism for the development of thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday. This setup could potentially give us good chances for heavier rainfall but since we still are a ways away, we will hold our chances at 20% for right now. The forecasted rainfall amounts by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center are not that impressive as they only show us getting between .10”-.25” area wide. Their graphic is below.



I will see you tonight on the News at Nine and am filling in for Chase tomorrow. I hope you have a great weekend! Don’t forget to stay hydrated and put on that sunscreen with the sunny and hot conditions we will be having this weekend!

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