South Plains weather: Again, again, and again
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Little day to day change in our weather summarizes my forecast through the weekend. What we’ve seen the past several days, we again will see the next several days.
This afternoon again partly cloudy, again somewhat breezy, again hot, and again scattered showers and thunderstorms will pop up.
Like yesterday, and the day before, these will tend to be small (discreet) and short-lived. As showers die down, new ones will develop. Some spots may see more than one rain shower. Many spots will remain dry.
So while there will be showers/storms in the viewing area, the chance of rain at any particular spot remains low. About 20 percent. Again, however, some brief moderate to heavy rainfall is possible.
Highs, like yesterday, will range from the mid- to upper 90s on the Caprock, including Lubbock at about 99°, to 100 to 105 degrees east of the Caprock.
Winds, too, will be similar to yesterday. Generally from the SSW at about 10 to 20 mph. Much stronger gusts are possible with any shower or storm.
The next several days will bring more of the same. Hot afternoons with a slight chance of a storm or shower.
Again, rain chances are greatest over the western KCBD viewing area. The rain chance is slim over the eastern viewing area.
Temperatures, too, will continue about the same.
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The high temperature yesterday at Lubbock (measured at the airport) was 100°, which is seven degrees above the average for the date. Lubbock’ s July 5 record high is 104° (in 1971).
This morning’s low, reported as of this post, was 75°, which is six degrees above the average for the date, July 6. The record high for the date is 105° (set in 1994 and tied in 2016).
A trace of precipitation was reported at the Lubbock airport yesterday. The total for July so far is a trace. The total for the year so far is 4.79″, which is 4.63″ below the average for the year-to-date.
Rainfall reports from in and around the KCBD viewing area for the 24 hours ending at 9 AM Wednesday, in inches:
0.20 Southeast Lubbock
0.15 Denver City
0.02 New Home
Source: National Weather Service Lubbock and the TTU West Texas Mesonet
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