Warmer end to the week with possible storms this weekend

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 3/06/2013 8:27 pm
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Even with a layer of clouds overhead for most of the day temperatures were still able to warm to about average this afternoon. The wind also got quite strong early this afternoon as we saw lots of readings in excess of 30mph. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.


The wind will calm this evening and some clouds will stick around overnight and throughout the day tomorrow. The wind will pick back up again tomorrow from the south at about 15-25mph helping to warm our temperatures into the mid 70s. Moisture will slowly increase across the region over the next couple of days leading to milder morning temperatures and setting the stage for a chance for rain and storms this weekend.

We could see a few showers and storms on Friday afternoon but it currently looks like the best chance for rain will be late Friday into early Saturday as a Pacific Cold Front pushes through the region. This would mean all rain would end from west to east on Saturday as drier air works its way in behind the front. These types of setups don’t typically produce lots of rain but if everything were to pan out as currently expected some areas could see up to half of an inch, with the highest amounts held to our eastern counties where more moisture will be in place.

** This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week so each day we will have some tidbits of information for you regarding severe weather. Today’s topic is what to do in the case of a warning. In the case of a severe thunderstorm warning you want to stay inside and if you are not inside you want to get inside as soon as possible. If a severe thunderstorm watch is issued or we alert you to the potential for severe weather ahead of time it is always good to make sure you don’t have any loose objects in the backyard such as toys or furniture and you would want to park your cars under a car port or in a garage. In the case of a tornado warning you want to calmly and quickly get to the lowest most central point of your house. The best place is always a basement or storm cellar but few people have those around here so for most of us the best place would be a downstairs central bathroom. You want the room to be central because they typically don’t have windows and bathrooms are good because of all the pipes in the walls that go down deep into the foundation of the house keeping the room sturdy. It is also recommended to bring some kind of blanket or covers in with you to protect from any kind of debris that could fly around. If you don’t already, make a plan with your family so in the case of a warning being issued you will all know where to go in a quick and calm manner. Year round we have links to severe weather safety tips in the weather section of myfoxlubbock.com and under the weather tab on the FOX 34 News app.**

Join us tonight on the News at Nine for the latest News, Weather and Sports. Matt will have an updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
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