PM Severe Weather Update: September 15, 2023 | Your dog | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley provides a Friday evening weather update for September 15, 2023.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered severe storms. Low 60 degrees. East winds 8-12 mph.
tomorrow: partly cloudy. Morning storms. 80 degrees high. East winds 10-15 mph.
The region is likely to witness severe storms this evening, and will continue until Saturday morning hours. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the counties shaded below until 2 a.m. CDT Saturday morning.
Storms will be possible until 8 a.m. Saturday morning. The strongest storms will produce wind gusts of 70 mph, hail about 2 inches in diameter, and locally heavy rain. Although this is not our primary concern, we will be monitoring the possibility of an isolated tornado. Localized rainfall amounts of 2-3″ will lead to flooding. Remember to turn around, and don’t drown if you come across a flooded road. As always, you can stay up to date with the latest information on Facebook, TwitterOr on our website at everythinglubbock.com/klbk-weather/. Scattered showers and storms will continue through sunrise, with lows settling in the mid 50s to mid 60s.
Rain and storms will continue around the KLBK viewing area into the late morning hours on Saturday. In the afternoon, we will begin to see clear skies across the region, leading to partly cloudy skies during the afternoon and evening hours. We don’t expect any showers or storms during the second half of Saturday, which means Texas Tech vs. Tarleton looks dry! Highs will peak in the mid 70s to mid 80s on Saturday, with northeast winds around 10-15 mph. We will see some clouds around the area, with lows in the low 50s to low 60s.
The weather on Sunday will be dry and warm across the region. Highs will be in the mid 70s to mid 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will continue from the southeast at approximately 10-15 mph. We’ll see some clouds linger overnight Sunday into Monday morning, with temperatures dropping into the mid-50s and mid-60s by sunrise Monday.
Temperatures are expected to return to slightly above average levels on Monday, with highs in the 80s to lows in the 90s across eastern New Mexico and western Texas. Winds will be southwesterly, ranging between 12 and 18 miles per hour. Skies are expected to be partly cloudy to mostly sunny around the forecast area, with some sprinkles possible late in the day over the northern KLBK viewing area. Monday night into Tuesday morning will be mostly clear and mild, with lows dropping into the mid 50s to upper 60s.
Rain and storm chances will remain scattered in the forecast next week. A weak ridge will form in the area through Wednesday. The low will begin to approach the region during the Thursday-Friday time frame, possibly sending another cold front through the region. This will allow for a drop from the mid-80s to mid-90s on Tuesday and Wednesday, to the low 80s to low 90s on Thursday and Friday. Morning lows will continue to range through the 50s to upper 60s. Rainfall chances will remain low until the end of next week, with scattered showers and storms possible each evening and into the early hours of the night. Again, you can stay up to date with the latest information on Facebook, TwitterOr on our website at everythinglubbock.com/klbk-weather/.
Climate data for Lubbock for Friday, September 15:
Sunrise: 7:30 a.m. CST
Sunset: 7:54 PM CST
Average elevation: 85 degrees
Record high: 99 degrees (1956 and 1965)
Low average: 60 degrees
Record low: 42 degrees (1993)
Have a great weekend, South Plains!
Facebook: Chief Meteorologist Jacob Reilly
Twitter (X): @jrileywx
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