Hot today, tomorrow; strong front mid-week

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Updated: 4/29/2013 5:57 am
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YESTERDAY'S STORMS: While radar showed a good number of small showers and storms across the area there wasn't much actual rainfall. Dry air here at the surface evaporated most of that rain.

TODAY: It's a mild start, in the 50s and low 60s across the area. Moisture has returned to the air on a steady SE wind. The wind will pick up from the SW today at about 12-25mph, pushing the moisture east once again. High today in the upper 80s to lower 90s, mostly sunny:

 
 
 


A weak dry line may set up somewhere across the central or eastern parts of our area. East of this boundary there might be enough moisture, combined with the hot air, for a few isolated showers or storms to form. The chance looks lower than yesterday. Once again, if storms form, they won't produce much rain.

TOMORROW: The warm-up continues with the morning low near 60, high in the low to mid 90s beneath a mostly sunny sky...upper 90s possible off of the Caprock. Again a few isolated storms are possible off the Caprock, the chance is low.

ANOTHER FRONT: After several weeks of strong fronts moving across the area I guess we should expect another one to begin May. There are some differences in the modeling on when the front will move through. If the Euro model is correct we'll make the 80s and 90s ahead of the front Wednesday. But we'll lean toward the faster NAM model, since the last few fronts have been stronger and faster than what models have advertised.

We're expecting the high in the 60s around Lubbock, 70s south, 50s north Wednesday. You'll know when the front moves across the area, with a strong north wind. It'll fall to the upper 30s to low 40s Thursday morning, with a gusty north wind. It might briefly get close to a freeze around Clovis, Dimmitt and Amarillo.

Thursday will be a cold, windy day...high only in the 50s. We're forecasting mid 30s near Lubbock Friday morning, though a light freeze is possible for areas northwest and north of Lubbock.

It should warm some into the next weekend.

 
 
 


We'll put the wraps on April with just a few hundredths of an inch of precipitation...making it two straight months with just about no rain or snow.

Rudy will have the next full update to the forecast later today. Enjoy the day.
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