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It was a warm day across the South Plains with near record high temperatures this afternoon. Below is a look at some of the morning lows and afternoon highs from today. The average and record values for today are also in the graphics.
The next couple of days we will be dealing with record or near record warmth. Tomorrow’s record is 86° set back in 1966, and we have a forecasted high of 87°. Saturday’s record high is 87° also set back in 1966, and we have a forecasted high of 86°. It’s a pretty good bet that we will see record warmth tomorrow while on Saturday there are still some questions in regards to when a cold front will move through. It currently looks like the front will only make it into our northern counties by Saturday afternoon and won’t push through the entire region until Saturday night. Ahead of the front the temperatures will quickly warm, but if the front were to move through sooner than currently anticipated then we won’t be quite as hot in the afternoon. This front won’t be that strong, only cooling us down by about 10-15 degrees, in fact we will still have above average temperatures for the rest of the forecast period.
For the next seven days rain chances will be slim to none but there are some signs that we could see a change in the overall weather pattern and might have some prospects for rain at the end of next week.
Have a great evening! I will have more on the potential record warmth tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have an updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.