Showers Ahead

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A few light snow and rain showers were detected by Doppler radar early this morning. However, there were no reports of precipitation reaching the ground. A few sprinkles may fall late today, with a slight chance of light rain overnight. Rain chances will increase late Thursday.

After this morning, temperatures will remain above freezing during the time precipitation is most likely. As such, Lubbock will see rain from the next system to affect the KCBD viewing area.

The most likely time for precipitation remains Thursday evening through Friday morning. There may even be some thundershower activity. While severe weather is not expected, convection may enhance rainfall rates and generate gusty winds.

Another weather system will brush the viewing area this weekend. While earlier data indicated a stronger system, current data is pointing to a rather weak one. As such, it may bring a few light showers to West Texas, mainly the southwestern KCBD viewing area. No travel issues are expected.

Lubbock’s low yesterday was 33° (just before midnight), seven degrees above the average for the date. The high was 53°, which is the average for the date. The January 8 record low is 3° (1967) and the record high 82° (1923 and 1969). For today, January 9, Lubbock’s average low is 26° and the high 53°. The record low is 2° (1920) and the record high 81° (2017).

Today's sunset in Lubbock will be at 5:56 PM CST and tomorrow's sunrise at 7:52 AM CST.

On This Date

January 9, 2012: Light to at times heavy snow fell across southern portions of the South Plains and Rolling Plains as an upper-level low tracked from Southwest Texas into Central Texas during the afternoon. Up to one foot of snow fell from the Hobbs (New Mexico) area into the Midland-Odessa area. Seven inches of snow was measured at Denver City while a record snow for the date of 10.6 inches was measured at the Midland International Airport.

On This Date is compiled from the records of the National Weather Service and Caprock Weather.

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