Sunny and hot tomorrow, a cool down with rain chances next week

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 7/12/2013 8:21 pm
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A few spotty showers and weak thunderstorms could pop up this evening especially across the Rolling Plains. Much like yesterday rainfall amounts will be light. Any showers or storms that do form should end shortly after sunset. You can see if any showers do form with our live streaming radar below.
The heat continued today with us starting off in the mid 70s this morning and warming into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
 
 
 

 
 
 

Tomorrow will be hot once again with many of us warming into the 100s under a sunny sky. Changes will start on Sunday as models have consistently shown a very strange setup for us at the beginning of next week. A low pressure system will move from east to west from the Tennessee Valley through Oklahoma and over us into New Mexico. It is very rare for a large low pressure system to retrograde, or move from east to west, across that large of an area.

This will impact us in two ways that I am sure many of you will be very happy about. First it will help weaken the high pressure overhead and deflect it more to the north. Without the high pressure overhead plus added clouds and moisture our temperatures will be quite a bit cooler.

The second impact will be the chance for rain. With moisture increasing across the area and the center of low pressure moving overhead we will have the proper ingredients in place not only for decent chances for rain but also possibly some heavier rain. It currently looks like we could start to see rain across the Rolling Plains late Sunday and then all of us will have the best chance for rain on Monday and Tuesday with some more spotty pop up type showers possible the rest of the week. We currently only have a 20-30% chance for rain at any given time next week even though most models have their percentages double that. We are taking the conservative approach due to the strange nature of this system and the fact that we have been in such a severe drought, but right now this setup does look very promising. Stay tuned! 
 
 
 

I will step you through a very busy forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Caitlin will have all the forecast updates for you this weekend.
-Rudy
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