Wind diminishes late tonight, returns later this week
The wind will drop off late tonight, but won't stay down for long. Get your updated South Plains forecast right here.
WINDY DAY: Strong gusts have been moving across the region, with the strongest wind thus far coming mid-afternoon. Here are some of the peak gusts from the Texas Tech Mesonet, through 4 p.m.:
Denver City 57mph
Reese Center 50mph
There have also been a few light showers and even thunderstorms generally to the north of Lubbock. The air is so dry these aren't producing much in terms of rain getting to the ground. They are helping kick up the wind some more. Here is the current wind speed:
TONIGHT: It's still going to be windy through the evening, finally dropping off a bit late tonight. Clear, low near 25.
TOMORROW: Sunny, without the wind. High near 60, wind NW/SW 5-15mph.
THE WIND RETURNS: Wednesday will reach the upper 60s with the SW wind 12-25mph. Thursday will be much warmer and windy, probably with sustained wind up around 35mph.
It'll still be breezy, at least 20mph sustained, again Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The opening of the Tech Baseball season usually means it'll turn cold again. At this point that stronger front is expected late Saturday, dropping Sunday back into the 40s. It may stay in the 30s Monday, potentially with a little snow.
Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast here early tomorrow.