Heat plus spotty showers will continue
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - It’s a typical South Plains summer weather pattern. Very warm nights and mornings. Hot to very hot afternoons. And spotty thunderstorms and showers late most days.
While that pretty much summarizes what’s ahead through the weekend. Here’s a bit more detail. It likely will sound very familiar.
This afternoon partly cloudy, still somewhat breezy, and very hot. Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and will linger well into the evening.
In recent days you may have noticed that the showers and storms have tended to be limited in coverage and duration. Many, if not most, areas will remain dry. Many, if not most, areas that do receive rain will see only light amounts. A few spots may see significant rainfall (quarter inch or more).
The greatest potential for rain will continue over the northwestern KCBD viewing area and the least over the southeastern viewing area.
Temperatures will continue to peak near 100 degrees in the Lubbock area. Highs from 100 to 105 degrees will continue east of the Caprock.
A breeze similar to yesterday’s also will return. Generally from the SSW at about 10 to 20 mph through midday, then 5 to 15 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.
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The high temperature yesterday at Lubbock (measured at the airport) was 102°, which is nine degrees above the average for the date. Lubbock’ s July 6 record high is 105° (set in 1994 and tied in 2016).
This morning’s low, reported as of this post, was 78°, which also is nine degrees above the average for the date, July 7. The record high for the date is 109° (set in 2016).
A trace of precipitation again was reported at the Lubbock airport yesterday. The total for July so far remains a trace. The total for the year so far remains 4.79″, which is 4.71″ below the average for the year-to-date.
Rainfall reports from in and around the KCBD viewing area for the 24 hours ending at 7:30 AM Thursday, in inches:
Source: National Weather Service Lubbock and the TTU West Texas Mesonet
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