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It was a nice and warm day with temperatures starting off right around the average mark this morning and about ten degrees above average this afternoon. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
With limited moisture and hardly any lift in the atmosphere chances for rain tonight don’t look too promising although I would not completely rule out a stray shower or two. You can keep an eye on our live streaming radar below.
We have slightly better chances for rain tomorrow although they are still not great. A stationary front will be draped across the South Plains with a dryline setting up somewhere across our western or central counties. Moisture should pool along these boundaries and while lift won’t be great tomorrow either, there should be enough to spark off some showers and thunderstorms. All of us will have a slight chance to see some rain but the best chance will be across the Rolling Plains. Some of this activity could last into early Saturday morning but moisture will shift from west to east during the day clearing everything east. While it's a small chance, some storms could form in our eastern counties on Saturday afternoon before all the moisture is moved east. Any storms that form during this time period could become pretty strong or even severe with the main threats being large hail and strong winds. Due to this threat the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted an area under a Slight Risk for Severe Weather which does include some of our eastern and north eastern counties. Two graphics showing this risk are posted below.
A cold front will move through late Saturday into early Sunday setting us up with a cooler although still slightly above average Easter Sunday. A much stronger cold front looks to move through sometime between Monday and Tuesday and that will cool us back down to freezing morning temperatures for a day or two. Rain chances at the beginning of next week no longer look favorable.
Tune in tonight to the News at Nine for the latest look at the radar and an update on our storm chances tomorrow. Matt will have a full updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.