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We are wrapping up the hottest day of the year so far with most of us warming into the triple digits this afternoon. 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.
Tomorrow will be a repeat of today with morning lows in the upper 60s and lower 70s and afternoon highs in the triple digits. The ridge of high pressure responsible for the heat will start to move south at the end of the week resulting in most of the afternoon highs staying in the 90s on Friday and Saturday. A cold front will move through late Saturday and will clear the area on Sunday morning which will cool down our afternoon highs by about 10-15 degrees. Afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s on Sunday and Monday and will warm back into the 90s by the middle of next week.
Along with the cold front an upper-level disturbance will move overhead which could result in a few showers and thunderstorms across the region. Right now the best chance for storms looks to be when the cold front moves through late Saturday into early Sunday. That being said, if we have any outflow boundaries, which you can think of as mini cold fronts that are created by the rain cooled air from thunderstorms, left across the area we could certainly see more thunderstorms form on Sunday afternoon and then again on Monday. A lot of what will happen on Sunday and Monday will be determined by what happens on Saturday night in regards to the cold front and potential storms.
As far as the Texas Tech baseball games are concerned, the first game should go off without a hitch since the first pitch is at Noon and we don’t think any storms will form until Saturday night. The first pitch on Sunday is at 2pm and if a third game is needed the first pitch on Monday will be at Noon. As mentioned above there could be a few storms during those games but there are still lots of questions about the rain setup for both of those days so overall the chance right now doesn’t look great.
I hope you had a great day! I will step you through the forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.