Area Forecast Discussion

FXUS64 KLUB 161118
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
618 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018
VFR conditions and light winds expected through tonight. Potential
exists for a few showers/thunder late afternoon and evening across
the southern Panhandle with a small chance of affecting KPVW and
.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 257 AM CDT Mon Jul 16 2018/ 
Moisture will linger for one more day before drying out for the 
remainder of the week. A frontal boundary draped across the Oklahoma 
and northern Texas Panhandle will help serve as a focus for showers 
and thunderstorms today. While most of the activity will stay to our 
north, several high-res models are showing showers and thunderstorms 
this afternoon so have included a slight chance or rain mostly for 
the far southwestern Texas Panhandle and western South Plains. 
Starting on Tuesday a large upper level high will begin to 
strengthen over the west coast. With dry air moving in PoPs will be 
low through the remainder of the week. Surface winds will be 
southerly to southwesterly which combined with less cloud cover will 
allow highs to warm back to the upper 90s across the area. By 
Thursday the high will be centered over the four corners region, 
with temperatures warming to the triple digits into the weekend. The 
forecast high for Lubbock on Thursday and Friday is 101, which is 
about 8 degrees above normal.