Slight chance for storms through the weekend

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 8/09/2013 8:00 pm
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A cold front moved through the South Plains overnight and set us up with slightly cooler temperatures. We all started off in the 60s this morning and only warmed into the upper 80s and lower 90s this afternoon. The north breeze gave some relief from the heat but it wasn’t too strong, staying below 20mph all day. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today. 
 
 
 

 
 
 

We have a slight chance for a few showers and thunderstorms to move into our western and southern counties tonight. A few storms have formed in the higher terrain of New Mexico and are moving to the east/northeast towards our western counties. It remains to be seen if they will make it to the New Mexico/Texas State line before they diminish. The cold front that moved through has stalled across the Permian Basin and will also act as a focus for storm development this evening. Some of these storms could move up into our southern counties. All that being said most of us will miss out on any rain. You can keep an eye on any potential storms with our live streaming radar below.
We will continue with a slight chance for storms through the weekend for mainly our western counties as storms will form in New Mexico and move towards Texas. For most of us it will just be a sunny and dry weekend with near average temperatures.

High pressure moves back overhead by the beginning of next week which will help warm our temperatures back into the mid to upper 90s. As the center of high pressure shifts down to the southwest of us we could start to see some storms approach the area from northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. A cold front could also come into play by the middle to end of next week but all of this is still too far away to focus on any specifics. Stay tuned!
 
 
 

I hope you have a great weekend and kick it off with us tonight on the News at Nine! Caitlin will have all the forecast updates for you this weekend.
-Rudy
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