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It looks to be another pleasant day today with temperatures slightly below average. We've begun the day the same way with temperatures in the mid 60s across the area. We'll see a mixture of clouds and sun with a high in the upper 80s. Average for this time of year is the low 90s.
Despite the pleasant day, we could see another chance for storms by tonight. This possibility will be very similar to what we've seen most of the week. So counties along the New Mexico border will have the best chance to see scattered showers and storms, some of which could push a little further east into the central South Plains overnight tonight.
Any storms could linger into the morning hours of the holiday and even stick around past noon. We aren't expecting anything severe at this time, mostly just scattered storms with brief heavy rainfall, lightning and small hail at most.
By your Fourth of July afternoon, it should be very nice out. Temperatures will rise to the upper 80s to low 90s with mostly clear skies and storm chances should decrease as the day goes on. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
As the high pressure to our west drifts back towards us for the weekend we'll start to see warmer temperatures near average by Friday. Don't rule out the chance for showers and storms late Friday as a weak disturbance moves in but we'll clear back up quickly.Highs in the mid 90s by Saturday and Sunday with mostly sunny skies should be the start of a warm trend that should last for the first part of the next work week.
I will be in for Matt on GDL for the rest of the week and Rudy will have your updated forecast tonight.