High pressure builds in, triple digit heat in the forecast

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Updated: 6/22/2012 8:03 am
A cold front moved through the region yesterday and helped cool us off just a little bit. We hit 90 degrees in Lubbock, but high humidity made it feel quite hot and muggy outside. A few thunderstorms also developed east and south of Lubbock. It was beautiful to see the thunderstorm clouds develop around the city. Lubbock just saw a few sprinkles with a T" recorded at the airport. The environment wasn't great for severe storms, but we did see some strong storms near the Shallowater area. Thank you for sending in your pictures. Please continue to do so by either emailing them to weather@fox34.com or you can post them on our Facebook

Shallowater: By Ira Yates

Thursday's Rainfall Totals:

TODAY: Rich moisture is prevalent this morning making it feel quite muggy. A few low stratus clouds are expected this morning across our eastern zones near the edge of the caprock. Last night's convection will shift south of the area today. High pressure will start to build in and diminish our rain chances. Afternoon temperatures will be seasonable around 92 degrees. It will be nice to play a round of golf; mostly sunny skies and just a light breeze.

LONG TERM: Summer will really arrive this weekend. The ridge of high pressure will build in across the central Plains. This will allow temperatures to increase into the triple digits by Sunday/Monday. Sunny skies will be the story this weekend and next week. Remember to stay hydrated and cool. This will be the longest stretch of triple digit temperatures so far this year.

All eyes will be on the tropics. We are watching the Gulf of Mexico for our next tropical system. Right now this area of low pressure has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone (Debby) in the next 48 hours. Models are struggling on the track of the system. We will continue to monitor it as it has a slight chance of heading towards our state. 

Have a great Friday! Rudy will have updates later today in the blog and on the News at Nine.
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