After doing a verification in Florida, and doing a forecast recently for California, I find myself in West Texas for today’s forecast. This seems less like forecasting and more like using meteorology as a way to secure states with a high number of electoral votes. Just thought I’d throw in a political reference since it is an election year! Anyways, off we go to Lubbock!
At 7:53PM CST, the temperature at Lubbock, TX was 53 degrees under fair skies with breezy winds. Strong south-southwesterly winds were felt throughout much of the day as a system is ejecting out into the Northern Plains, with gusts up to 40mph being felt in the area. Winds will subside during the overnight hours tonight leading for a relatively calm day Sunday. Sunny skies and warm temperatures are expected to greet the residents of West Texas tomorrow, so hopefully everybody gets out and enjoys a nice end to their weekend. Overnight Sunday into Monday, an area of low pressure is expected to dig southward over California and make its way into the Desert Southwest. A southeasterly wind is expected to rev up on Monday morning, bringing low clouds to the area overnight into the morning hours. Sadly, these conditions aren’t expected to clear out much throughout the day, leading to significantly cooler temps. A chance at a few showers also exists for Monday, with the bulk of the activity expected to linger off to the east and make its’ way up the Plains. Definitely expecting a stark contrast between the two days!
Sunday: Sunny and warm. Increasing clouds in the late evening hours. High 71, Low 33.
Monday: Overcast and cooler, perhaps a shower or two? High 55, Low 41.
TWC: Sunday: Sunny. High 68, Low 35.
Monday: chance of showers. High 60, Low 40.
AW: Sunday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 68, Low 35.
Monday: Cooler, a shower in the afternoon. High 60, Low 40.
NWS: Sunday: Sunny. High 69, Low 35.
Monday: Patchy fog in the morning, then a chance of showers. High 57, Low 42.
WB: Sunday: Sunny. High 68, Low 36.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 57, Low 40.
The bulk of high clouds seen due west of WA and OR is the system that will move over CA in the next 24-36 hours, eventually giving Lubbock its gloomy weather for the start of the workweek.