We'll have just a few more days of sunny skies in the South Plains before we start to see some major changes. This afternoon, all the sunshine will bring temperatures up into the low 90s. Expect breezy conditions with winds around 10 to 20 mph from the south.
Winds will remain from the south through Wednesday where we will also see plenty of sunshine and a high in the low 90s once again. A high pressure that is causing the clear skies will work its way out of the region by Wednesday afternoon, being replaced by an upper level trough that will bring those changes with it.
There will be a slight chance of storms late Wednesday night as a cold front approaches. Sometime late Wednesday morning is when we expect that cold front to arrive in the South Plains. There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms and showers for Thursday and a chance for some storms to continue to pop up through early Friday morning. But the main concern with this cold front is how much it will drop temperatures for the end of the work week and weekend.
With a northeast wind and plenty of cloud cover, we don't expect temperatures on Thursday to reach above the mid 70s in Lubbock and will remain in the low 70s for Friday afternoon. Overnight lows for Friday and Saturday will be in the low to mid 50s, well below average. We should start to dry up and clear out a little bit into Friday afternoon.
As of yet the weekend will warm up gradually, high 70s on Saturday afternoon and low to mid 80s on Sunday. Expect plenty of sunshine though as a high pressure system works its way back into the area making for a pleasant weekend.
Have a great Tuesday!