Weekend gets hotter across South Plains

Reported by: Matt Ernst
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Updated: 5/30 3:45 am
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THIS MORNING: It’s another mainly clear start. There have been some clouds moving overhead from the west. The big upper low that brought last week’s rain is still over East Texas and has been slowly moving west/southwest…which is an unusual movement. Cut-off lows do their own thing. There’s a good supply of Pacific moisture over AZ and NM, some of that will build this way in the form of clouds. There are even a few showers stretching across parts of Northeast New Mexico, but these aren’t moving much.

TODAY: We’ll see a few more clouds than yesterday, generally partly cloudy. High today near 87, wind E 5-10mph. There should again be showers and thunderstorms across New Mexico this afternoon. We might see a few showers or weak storms make it to the western South Plains this afternoon into the evening. Coverage be limited, the chance isn’t good…but a few locations in our area just might see a little rain.

TOMORROW: Similar setup to today…we’ll start in the mid 60s and make it to the upper 80s, partly cloudy. Wind E/SE 5-12mph. There again could be an isolated shower or storm west of Lubbock during the afternoon but the chance is low.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Upper-level ridging, or higher pressure, will expand across our region. This means hot days and mild nights, high temp in the 90s beginning Sunday with mid-90s by middle of next week. There is still going to be quite a bit of humidity in the air, we’ll see some clouds go up each afternoon. While we’ll have moisture there isn’t a good trigger to lead to rain. This might change with a weak upper disturbance moving in from the west by late in the week, but nothing promising at this point for rain. It looks like we’ll be above the average high into next weekend.

 
 
 


Have a great day. Rudy will update this forecast later today, Caitlin will be in this weekend.
-Matt
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