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Despite West Texas still being in a drought, August did bring above average rainfall. The average amount for August is typically 1.91 inches, the Lubbock observed value was 2.91 inches.
Above average temperatures are going to be the trend for the next week, but so will slightly breezy conditions with winds from the South. A high pressure over the region will allow the dry, sunny, warm conditions we've seen for the last few days to continue. We will drop down to the mid to upper 60s overnight tonight, but we will see a slight increase in cloud cover. The broken clouds wont stick around long though, they will clear out for your Sunday afternoon and the sunny skies will allow them afternoon high to reach the mid to upper 90s.
Temperatures are going to be even warmer for the Labor Day holiday on Monday starting in the mid 60s and warming up to the upper 90s with more sunshine. If you plan to be outdoors for the holiday, make sure to stay hydrated and have sunscreen handy throughout the day.
Tuesday wont be much different, starting the day off about 5 degrees above average, in the upper 60s. The afternoon high will be about 10 degrees above average reaching the upper 90s once again for Lubbock with more sun. Beginning Wednesday we'll see temperatures slowly crawl back down closer to average, but it will still be on the hot side, for this time of year.
Cloud cover will also increase slightly come Thursday along with a weak cold front bringing temperatures back down into the lower 90s. That slight cool off wont come with out a slight possibility for some showers and maybe some thunderstorms. We will continue to monitor our chances for that precipitation as we progress into the work week.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend and don't forget to tune in tonight for the News at 9!