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It was a hot day in which we warmed to 94° breaking the old record high in Lubbock of 93° set back in 2008. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today as of 5pm. I will update them when they become final this evening.
A few high based storms formed this afternoon and will continue until shortly after sunset. While little rain will reach the ground from these storms they have been producing strong wind gusts which have been blowing some dust and dirt around, with also some reports of damage to power poles, trees, and roofs. You can keep an eye on our live streaming radar below.
It will be another mild night with temperatures cooling down to the 50s and 60s tomorrow morning. Big changes take place during the day as a strong cold front moves through. Due to the front moving through during the middle of the day we will see a large temperature spread across the region during the afternoon. Our northern communities will likely only warm into the 60s, with 70s across the Central South Plains, and 80s and perhaps even a few low 90s across the south. If the front were to move through earlier in the day our temperatures will be colder, and if it were to move through later they will be warmer. Either way, once the front passes there will be a strong north wind of 20-30mph with gusts up to 40mph. This wind will help usher in much colder air and will last until Thursday afternoon.
There is a slight chance for some precipitation late tomorrow into early Thursday. I use the word “precipitation” and not just rain because believe it or not, we might even see some wintry precipitation on Thursday morning especially in our northern counties. Yes you read that correctly, and yes it is the beginning of May. Temperatures across the north will be cold enough to support some freezing rain, sleet and possibly even some light snow although with we do not expect any accumulations. The rainfall we see will also remain pretty light.
We will start off Thursday morning with temperatures in the 30s, freezing temperatures across the north. When you factor in the strong north wind though it will feel like it’s in the teens and 20s. We will only warm into the 40 and 50s on Thursday afternoon and again the wind will make it feel even colder. The wind will calm down by Thursday evening and the clouds will clear allowing our temperatures to plummet once again. Most of us will be dealing with another freeze on Friday morning but then temperatures will start to get warmer Friday afternoon. A nice weekend is in store for us and then we might see a pattern change next week but that is too far out to tell for certain at this point.
I will step you through a very busy forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a full updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.