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MORE HOT WEATHER: The ridge of high pressure aloft is centered over northern Mexico, stretching up this way. We start with a few clouds across the area, temperature close to 70. This afternoon most of the area will make it to the triple digits, wind SW-SE 10-20mph. There could be a few isolated storms well north of us in the Panhandle.
Tomorrow will be similar. We could see an isolated storm north of Lubbock, but the chance is pretty low. It'll stay hot all the way through Saturday.
PATTERN CHANGE: The upper ridge will weaken and move south this weekend. This will let some cooler weather build down here by Sunday, back into the upper 80s. There could be a few isolated showers or thunderstorms late Saturday, Sunday and Monday. But the chance isn't that good. We're still seeing differences between the GFS and European computer models, but both have the general idea of some rain and thunderstorms somewhere in the region then cooler by Sunday.
TEXAS TECH BASEBALL FORECAST: Hottest day for the Super Regional will be Saturday, first pitch near 90, high in the upper 90s. While we can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm any afternoon Sat-Mon, the chance is low. The wind will be gusty Saturday and Sunday.
Have a great day. I'll be visiting with a summer camps in Tahoka later this afternoon. Rudy will have your updated forecast later today.