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THIS MORNING: We had some thunderstorms north and northeast of Lubbock earlier this morning. These storms have since shifted well east of the area. Up around Childress there were some gusts to around 65mph. In Happy there was some damage like a carport blown down. Also, in NE Parmer County in Summerfield...that's NE of Friona...the emergency manager reported a train was blown over by strong wind. It hit another train causing a derailment, no injuries. All of these damage reports are just north of our area.
TODAY: A mix of sun and clouds most of the day, heating up to around 95, wind SW becoming SE 10-18mph. Some thunderstorms will be possible after 4 p.m. continuing into late tonight. We'll have decent moisture in place along with the warmth to lead to surface instability. There may also be a minor disturbance moving overhead to promote storm growth. Also, we likely have some boundaries left over from yesterday's storms. These boundaries can help get
If storms can get going they could produce some large hail and strong wind. The early morning Storm Prediction Center highlights about the northern half of our area with the risk for severe storms:
TOMORROW: The setup hinges a lot on where storms develop today. But it looks like we've got a decent setup for thunderstorms again. Once again, if storms develop they could produce strong wind and hail.
REST OF THE WEEK: High pressure aloft builds back into the region. This means sunny and hot afternoons are expected. Some showers and storms could develop to the west across New Mexico, but it's a low chance any will get to our area. Each afternoon should warm to the upper 90s to near 100. The weekend looks mainly sunny and hot as well.
Have a great day. Caitlin will be in for Rudy later today.