Into West Texas for our forecast today. I have a feeling we are in for an interesting trip.
At 953AM, CT, Lubbock was reporting a temperature of 55 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. A developing upper level trough over the Great Basin was struggling to produce showers in the Rockies and southern Plains, but there were echoes being detected on radar southwest of Lubbock, though none of the sites in the area were reporting precipitation.
The parent trough, at least the one found aloft will linger over California and Nevada for the next couple of days, but disturbed weather over the southern High Plains is still being made possible by lee troughing as a result of the prevailing flow. Over the course of the forecast period, a surface circulation is expected to develop at the far northwestern corner of the Texas Panhandle. As it develops, this circulation will begin to draw in some dry air from the southwest. The dry slot will mean warmer air and an end to the rain and clouds for the day on Wednesday.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a chance for some drizzle early, High 83, Low 53
Wednesday – Sunny and warmer, High 88, Low 51
TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 87, Low 49
Wednesday – Partly Cloudy High 90, Low 56
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and warmer; a thunderstorm in spots in the afternoon High 86, Low 52
Wednesday – Sunny to partly cloudy, breezy and warm; watch for a strong afternoon thunderstorm High 89, Low 58
NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm High 85, Low 50
Wednesday – Mostly sunny (storms through 1AM, High 88, Low 57
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Warmer High 85, Low 51
Wednesday – Mostly sunny. High 88, Low 57