Last year was the driest on record in Lubbock. In an interview for KFYO’s public service program, This Week in Lubbock, Jody James, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, was asked what we can expect in the next few months.

“It’s difficult to say.  Of course we’re coming out of a big drought.  Our long-range forecast shows us to be a little warmer and a little drier than normal, or at least the odds favor that.”

But he remains optimistic.

“We’ve had a lot of rain downstate.  It’s going to be real difficult to have another year as dry as last year."

You can hear the entire interview with Jody James at 6 a.m. Sunday on KFYO.