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THIS MORNING: A front has pushed south of Lubbock. Behind it we have a northerly wind around 10-15mph. The front this morning is edging closer to I-20. The north wind will kick up a little bit through the first part of the day, high near 92. The better chance for thunderstorms will be along the front, about from Midland and Big Spring over to North Texas. We still could see a few isolated thunderstorms late this afternoon into the evening around our area.
Around the region the best setup for rain will be west across New Mexico next few days. Some flash flooding will be possible across the western two-thirds of the state.
WEEKEND: Nice mornings in the upper 60s, near-average afternoon highs in the low 90s. We'll keep a slim chance for a few thunderstorms late tomorrow and late Sunday, though most if not all of us will miss out.
NEXT WEEK: The big ridge of high pressure will build back westward. It'll get slighly hotter Monday-Wednesday here, probably in the mid 90s. There are some differences between the GFS and European models on how far west the ridge will move. If it can get closer to the Four Corners, then we could see some showers and thunderstorms, and it also won't be quite so hot. Right now the European model carries the ridge farther west. We'll watch this in the coming days.
Have a great weekend. Rudy will have a full update to the forecast later today, Caitlin will have the outlook this weekend.