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TODAY: It's warm and sunny weather for much of the southern and southwestern United States, thanks to a large upper ridge. The jet stream is way up to the northern United States, so our weather stays quiet.
This morning it's mainly in the 40s with a few 30s mixed in west of Lubbock. It'll top out near 81 today, about 15 degrees above the average. Wind SW 5-15mph. Sunset 7:57 p.m.
NEXT FEW DAYS: We won't see a freeze next several mornings and it'll get ever warmer...or hotter you could say...in the afternoons. Models are focusing on tomorrow being the warmest. We're forecasting 87, which is a degree above the record high for the date. There have been a few model runs in the 90s. I don't think it'll get quite that warm in Lubbock, but I wouldn't be surprised to see a few readings off of the Caprock that high. Wing gusty from the W 10-20mph.
80s are again expected in Lubbock Saturday. One difference will be a cold front pushing into parts of the Panhandle, maybe even the northern South Plains. It'll be in the mid 60s to low 70s behind this front, so it's not like an Arctic blast is on the way. It should set up a greater temperature range across our area Saturday. Sunday more of our area will be slightly cooler thanks to that front.
Next week looks mostly sunny and mild to begin. The temperature should drop a little more by late in the week.
Have a great day. Rudy will have your next forecast update later today.