It's climbed into the 60s around most of our area this afternoon. As expected, it's a little cooler southwest with it warmer north...mid 60s across the Panhandle. And there's a beautiful blue sky not only here, but across just about all of the state for Texas Independence Day. Of course, what would really be beautiful here would be some rain. There isn't a strong sign of it any time soon.

TONIGHT: Clear and cool, low near 29. Wind SW/W 5-12mph.

TOMORROW: Back in the mid 70s, near 74 and sunny. Wind W/SW 10-18mph.

LOOKING AHEAD: An upper-level storm system off the California coast will head this way in the coming days. Unfortunately, it looks like we'll get the wind out of it.

Clouds will increase Thursday morning. Some computer guidance even shows a few sprinkles. By late in the day a few storms will probably develop over the eastern Panhandle into western Oklahoma and Kansas. We'll keep an eye on the northeastern part of our area, but the chance looks low. It'll climb to the mid 70s Thursday. Wind W 20-30mph with higher gusts. Since dry air should build into much of our area, the wildfire risk will be high.

Then it'll turn windy and cooler Friday, NW/NE wind 22-32mph. High near 58 with a partly cloudy to mostly sunny sky. 

It should stay pretty quiet this weekend. We'll watch another approaching disturbance early next week, which could lead to a few storms. Even though computers right now show the moisture staying in place, usually in early March it moves off to the east and we just the get the wind and dry air on the Caprock. We'll be watching this. 

Lubbock 7-day forecast

Have a great evening. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast here tomorrow morning.

-Matt