Near record heat tomorrow

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 5/16/2013 8:09 pm
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After starting off the day right around the average low we ended up well above the average high this afternoon as all of us warmed into the 90s. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
 
 
 

 
 
 

We have a very slight chance for a few isolated showers and thunderstorms to form this evening. While the chance is very slim if any storms do form they could quickly become severe with the main threat being strong damaging wind gusts. You can keep an eye on our live streaming radar below to see if any storms do end up forming.
We stay under a mostly clear sky tonight with mild temperatures expected tomorrow morning. Tomorrow will be the hottest day of the year so far. Our current forecast has Lubbock warming to 100° which would be just one degree shy of the daily record high set back in 1996.

We won’t be quite as hot this weekend although it will still be plenty warm with afternoon highs in the mid 90s. The wind will pick up, especially on Saturday to the west of the dryline which will likely be positioned just off the Caprock. We have another slight chance for showers and thunderstorms late Saturday to the east of the dryline. While chances aren’t great and the dryline will likely be to the east of most of us any storms that do form will have the potential to quickly become severe so this does warrant monitoring.

We start off next week with temperatures warming into the upper 80s and lower 90s with no good signs for any rain. That changes towards the middle of next week as models continue to show moisture returning across the area and the dryline coming back into play somewhere across the South Plains. This plus lift provided by a low pressure system that will swoop across the Pacific Northwest could give us some more rain from the middle to end of next week. Stay tuned!
 
 
 

** Severe Weather rocked the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex last night as multiple tornadoes produced lots of damage as well as numerous injuries and several fatalities. The latest count has six people confirmed dead, with more still missing. The National Weather Service did a preliminary survey today showing 12 total tornadoes across the area with EF-4 damage in Granbury and EF-3 damage in Cleburne. To go with the tornadoes storms also produced hail up to the size of grapefruit, which is 4” in diameter. Click here for the ongoing report produced by the National Weather Service office in Dallas/Ft. Worth. **

I hope you had a great day and were able to stay cool. We will have more on the tornado outbreak across the Metroplex tonight on the News at Nine as well as your detailed forecast for the South Plains. Matt will have a full updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
-Rudy
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