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THIS MORNING: It's another mild start beneath a partly cloudy sky, temperature in the upper 60s to low 70s. There's a large upper trough over the Pacific Northwest, upper ridge over the Southeast. We're between these two dominant factors, with a good fetch of Pacific moisture streaming across the region...the mid- and upper-level clouds.
NEXT FEW DAYS: It'll be pretty similar to yesterday and the pattern doesn't change much through the end of this week. We'll top out near 92 in Lubbock today, here is the area forecast:
A few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon into this evening. While the chance isn't great, if you get one of these storms it'll produce some brief heavy rain. We'll continue with a slight chance for thunderstorms through Thursday, though latest guidance suggests this may even continue through early next week. We don't have a well-defined mechanism to lift the atmosphere, but minor upper disturbances passing over a warm and relatively humid atmosphere each day brings this chance.
Latest guidance has also lowered the afternoon high a little this weekend, staying close to 90 through early next week.
TEXAS TECH FORECAST: It's going to be hot and breezy for Texas Tech and Ole Miss at the College World Series. There's been some rain this morning, but this is quickly moving east. High near 94, S wind 15-25mph.
Thankfully it'll be a quieter day for northern Nebraska. Two touchdowns in progress at the same time touched down in Pilger, about 100 miles northwest of Omaha. Latest report from the AP is a five-year-old was killed, at least 19 people hurt. Numbers may change as new information comes out in the daylight. A county commissioner there reports more than half the town was wiped out. Pilger is a community of about 350.
Enjoy the day, Rudy will have a full update to the forecast later this afternoon.