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WARMER WEEKEND: It's a few degrees above the average low this morning but it feels pretty warm considering we had the wind chill in the single digits a few days ago. This afternoon it'll warm close to the average, about 73 in Lubbock. Some mid- and high-level clouds will move overhead through the day. Wind will be somewhat gusty, S/SE 10-18mph.
A complex of storms may develop well north of our area, which could clip the eastern Panhandle later, but that's a slim chance.
The strong front that moved through a few days ago brought dry air to all of the state. Dew points are only in the 40s down to South Texas. While some moisture will return to our area tomorrow it's not going to be deep moisture. But there may be enough moisture with a weak dry line developing for a few isolated storms late tomorrow afternoon. Limited moisture means any rain totals will be low. Severe threat is also low.
Sunday really warms up, with the dry line moving east. A gusty west wind will warm it to the upper 80s to lower 90s. We've yet to hit 90 at Lubbock's airport this year. It'll stay warm and breezy early next week, before the next strong front moves through. It shouldn't be like this week's front but it does look colder by Wednesday.
The European model has shown freezing temps in Lubbock Thursday morning for the past few model runs. The American GFS model is a little warmer, we'll be watching this trend. A week out it's tough to say what the low will be but we might get another freeze for at least parts of the area next week.
Have a terrific weekend. Rudy will have your next forecast update later today, Caitlin will have the updates through the weekend.