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COOLER PATTERN: We start today with the temperature in the 30s, wind chill close to freezing. A light SE wind will become a NE breeze by late afternoon, around 12-22mph. This afternoon's high in Lubbock near 64. Clouds are building in thi morning and it'll be a partly to mostly cloudy sky through the day. Unfortunately, these are mid- and upper-level clouds; they aren't bringing rain.
The clouds will thin from north to south tonight, low near 38. Tomorrow will again be a few degrees below the average high, with a bit more sun than today, and breezy.
NEXT STORM SYSTEM: Thursday will turn windy and warmer as the next storm system nears, temp back in the 80s. Unfortunately, the good moisture should be pushed well east of here, so our chance for rain is low. Thunderstorms will be possible Thursday across North Central Texas.
WEEKEND: The GFS, European and Canadian models all show a large upper-level storm system dropping south from the Rockies to the Southern Plains this weekend. This isn't an ideal path for good precipitation. A few model runs have shown some rain here but limited moisture will lead to a low chance for rain.
The models do cool it down a bit. The European and Canadian models have it colder than the GFS. For now we'll trend the forecast closer to those cooler models, expecting 50s Saturday and Sunday. It'll also be windy Saturday, at least breezy on Sunday.
We definitely need some good moisture, we have no precip at Lubbock's airport this month. There aren't any good signs of rain here any time soon.
Have a great day, Rudy will have your next forecast update later today. I'm looking forward to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Salute to Ag luncheon today. It is National Ag Day, thank a farmer or rancher. A good line from one of my favorite artists, Charlie Daniels, comes to mind:
He’s the American farmer
And he damn hard to beat
Better wake up America, wake up America
Cause if the man don’t work then the people don’t eat