Good Friday morning folks. Labor Day Weekend is just about to arrive and we are starting today off with some fall-like weather instead of conditions we'd expect at the unofficial end to summer. Pockets of fog have formed across the area thanks to cooler temperatures and high humidity in the wake of thunderstorms from Thursday. Take just a little extra time to head to school and work this morning to deal with lower visibilities.
After the fog clears out, we'll be mostly sunny as temperatures climb to the 80s and 90s this afternoon, and we'll have the chance at rain from thunderstorms that form off the higher terrain of New Mexico and move over the Texas Panhandle. The best shot at that rain will be in our northwestern counties, from Dalhart to Clayton and Boise City, and some of those storms could have small hail and straight-line winds.
The rain will dissipate overnight, as we cool down to the upper 50s and lower 60s, but then the winds will drive a few more storms over the High Plains on Saturday afternoon so keep your umbrellas handy.
By Sunday and Labor Day, sunny skies and humid conditions will take back over, as high temperatures reach the 90s and a few triple-digits too. There's not much relief from the heat coming next week as we continue on a dry pattern.
Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist Chris Martin
Average High: 88
Average Low: 62
Year-to-Date Precipitation: 13.69"
Drying Potential: Very High
Pan Evaporation: 0.37"
Livestock Safety Index: 76
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