Warmer weekend in store

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Updated: 4/26/2013 9:14 pm
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WARMER DAYS AHEAD: The south wind has stayed up early this morning, which has brought better moisture into the area. 50-degree dew points have moved as far west as Lubbock. There have also been a few sprinkles just east of our area. The wind will pick up from the west to northwest today, which will push the moisture east. A dry, mostly sunny and breezy afternoon is on the way, high in Lubbock near 82. Wind W/NW 12-25mph. Here are the highs across the area:

 
 
 


Some severe storms are possible northeast of our area today, across Oklahoma and the Red River. Here is the Storm Prediction Center severe outlook:

 
 
 


Sunset this evening at 8:27 p.m., temp then in the low 70s. Tonight's low near 50, partly cloudy.

It'll be slightly cooler tomorrow...high around 76...because of a weak front moving across the area. We'll start with a northerly wind. That front will lift back north into Sunday, helping to warm the temp back to the 80s.

RAIN POTENTIAL: With the front lifting north and better moisture moving into the area there could be a few isolated showers or storms in the area Sunday afternoon. The chance isn't good because we don't have a strong mechanism to lift the atmosphere. It's mainly just the combination of heat and humidity that could pop a few isolated storms.

Low-level moisture will hang around early next week, but it still doesn't look like storms will develop. There isn't a big storm system moving in to lead to a good chance for rain. In fact, the jet stream is positioned way north, which is leading to a pretty quiet pattern for much of the nation. It'll get close to 90 by Tuesday before a weak front moves through and cools it down some Wednesday into Thursday.

 
 
 


MYWARN: Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of the deadly April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak across the South and Southeast. Our partners with the FOX 34 MyWARN app have dropped the price to $4.99 for this weekend only, a half-price deal.

While we don't have severe weather in the forecast now, this is a great time to pick up this app. It only alerts you if you are in the path of severe weather. Much more information on this potentially life-saving tool can be found here.

Have a great day. Rudy will have your updated forecast later today, Caitlin will have the updates this weekend.
-Matt
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