We are taking a trip to west Texas for our forecast today. Fun fact, it’s 6 degrees cooler in Lubbock than it is in Minneapolis today. That is not because it is unseasonably cool in Texas.
At 453PM, CT, Lubbock was reporting a temperature of 89 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Monsoonal thunderstorms and some lee troughing was helping to induce a brisk southeasterly wind that was actually helping to import some moist air which was keeping temperatures cooler than they might otherwise be.
There was an area of low pressure over the Bay of Campeche that is being monitored for tropical development. Whether or not the system becomes a named system or not, it will slam into the Mexican coast tomorrow evening. This will change the wind direction in Lubbock, leading to a muggy and warm day tomorrow. Some guidance suggests that the system will pull enough moisture ashore to produce rain in west Texas as the low moves into Mexico. I don’t think this seems terribly likely, but it does seem logical to forecast some clouds for Lubbock on Tuesday.
Tomorrow – Sunny and warm, High 91, Low 68
Tuesday – Increasingly cloudy, High 90, Low 66
TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny High 90, Low 67
Tuesday – Sunny High 90, Low 66
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 89, Low 67
Tuesday – Mostly sunny High 88, Low 67
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 91, Low 67
Tuesday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, High 91, Low 67
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 90, Low 68
Tuesday – Mostly sunny. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90, Low 67