LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Light rain showers moved across the viewing area overnight, but only two weather stations recorded measurable precipitation. The most likely time for precipitation, however, is still ahead. There may even be some thundershower activity enhancing rainfall rates.
The light rain overnight resulted in only patchy wet pavement and trace amounts of precipitation at all but two KCBD viewing-area TTU Mesonet locations. The New Home and Wolfforth stations both reported 0.01 inch. Elsewhere, including the KCBD studio and the Lubbock airport, only a trace of rain was recorded. A few additional sprinkles may fall this morning, but today otherwise will be partly sunny with a somewhat breezy afternoon. High temperatures will top out a bit above average for the time of year.
The most likely time for precipitation, as I've noted in previous days, is late this evening through Friday morning. There may even be some thundershowers, which may enhance rainfall rates. I don't expect severe weather, but small hail and gusty winds may accompany any convective activity. Light rain showers may continue through Friday afternoon but should be confined to eastern areas by evening. You can see how it's expected to transition our area in the accompanying video, which includes the outlook through the weekend.
The weather system I've mentioned which may affect the viewing area late this weekend is still on track to do so. However, any showers and impacts are expected to be minimal. As I noted yesterday, this appears to be a rather weak system. There is a slight chance we may see some light precipitation in West Texas and the KCBD viewing area Sunday, mainly Sunday morning. No travel issues are anticipated at this time. Please watch for possible updates in our forecast!
I've included our latest RainCast (precipitation outlook) for tonight through the weekend in the video here on our Weather Page. Please refer to it and our forecast here for the latest. Of course, check out our Interactive Radar here (also in our free KCBD First Alert Weather App) to track any precipitation locally, regionally, or across the country.
Lubbock’s low yesterday was 31°, five degrees above the average for the date. The high was 53°, which is the average for the date. The January 9 record low is 2° (1920) and the record high 81° (2017). For today, January 10, Lubbock’s average low is 26° and the high 53°. The record low is minus 10° (1930) and the record high 76° (1923 and 1928).
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 10, 1993: Widespread light freezing rain fell across the South Plains and Permian Basin from the afternoon of the 10th through the morning of the 11th. While the freezing rain itself did little damage, the slick roads resulting from the ice contributed to nearly 150 minor accidents in the Lubbock and Midland/Odessa areas. On This Date is compiled from the records of the National Weather Service and Caprock Weather.