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The entire month of May was nice and mild temperature wise. We had many days in the 70s and 80s, and even a day in the 60s. Most of the month was dry up until the end of the month. It was mild and nice, and some thought maybe this summer wouldn't be too hot.

Well, welcome to reality. It's about to get hot in Lubbock. The good news? It doesn't look like the crazy hot weather will last too long. High temperatures in Lubbock are expected to blow past 100 degrees on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (June 8th-11th). Thursday's high is projected to be around 107 degrees. That's pretty hot.

Drink a lot of water, stay out of heat in the afternoon and find shade when you can. Another idea to beat the heat? Jump in a pool. This time of year is when pools are king.

To keep your house cool, close curtains and make sure air isn't escaping out of your home. Also don't set your thermostat too high to where your air conditioner has to work hard to bring down the temperature. The professionals always say to leave your thermostat on 78 when home, but I don't know many people who want it that high. Ours is normally around 73 or 74. Another tip to keep your house cool? Wash clothes and dishes at night. Also if you can avoid the oven during the day, avoid it.

Welcome to summer, everyone!

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