Precipitation Outlook Through The Weekend

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - While our overnight and morning rain is history, there will be another opportunity later today. Plus, another system may bring wintry showers to West Texas and eastern New Mexico this weekend. You can view the latest precipitation outlooks for the rest of today and the weekend in the accompanying video. Below you will find additional information on precipitation past and future.

Rain showers moved across much of the KCBD viewing area overnight and early this morning, with many areas experiencing some light rain. In the Lubbock County area reports have been limited to just a trace, including at the KCBD studio and the Lubbock airport. Much of the western and southern viewing area received a few hundredths of an inch, with a few spots in the southeast picking up one to two tenths of an inch.

I've included rainfall totals for the viewing area below.

Spotty rain showers again will be possible late this afternoon into early this evening. These showers generally will be light. Thunder remains possible, which may be accompanied by brief moderate rainfall.

Dry weather follows late tonight through late Saturday night.

There is a slim chance some of us may see some light wintry showers - likely very light - Sunday. This morning's data indicates measurable precipitation is unlikely. As noted on previous days, any showers and impacts should be minimal and I do not expect any travel issues in the viewing area. If you will be traveling, however, please refer to the forecast information, current conditions, and radar data here on our Weather Page for areas along your route, including the Panhandles and northeastern New Mexico.

Just a trace of rain has been recorded today so far at the Lubbock Airport (the City's site of weather record). Lubbock's January- and Year- To-Date (MTD and YTD, respectively) is a trace - not measurable. For the month and year the precipitation total is 0.18" below average. Last year at this time Lubbock's MTD and YTD also were just a trace.

Rain totals for the 24 hours ending at 8:00 Friday morning, via the TT West Texas Mesonet and the Lubbock National Weather Service office:

0.20 Gail 2ESE

0.11 Aspermont 3NE

0.11 Jayton 1SSE

0.11 Knox City 3NW

0.11 Lake Alan Henry 1NW

0.11 Rotan 5W

0.10 Tatum NM 2SW

0.09 Fluvanna 3WNW

0.07 Guthrie 10WSW

0.07 Hart 3N

0.06 Snyder 3SSW

0.06 Amherst 1NE

0.06 Morton 1ENE

0.05 Lamesa 2SE

0.05 Earth 9WSW

0.04 Muleshoe 2SSW

0.04 Post 1NE

0.04 Spur 1W

0.04 Snyder 3E

0.04 Hackberry 2 SSE

0.03 Happy 1E

0.03 Graham 5SSW

0.02 Paducah 10SW

0.02 Hobbs NM 5NW

0.02 Estelline 3SSE

0.02 Dimmitt 2NE

0.01 Sundown 8WSW

0.01 White River Lake 6NW

0.01 Wolfforth 6SSW

0.01 Aiken 3WSW

0.01 Plains 3N

0.01 Denver City 7WNW

0.01 Tulia 2ENE

0.01 Olton 6S

0.01 Memphis 1NE

0.01 Seminole 2NNE

The characters following each community above refer to the rain gauge location in miles and the direction from the community's center - typically the Courthouse or City Hall, sometimes the downtown or business district. "Lubbock 3WNW TTU" is the rain gauge near the northwest corner of the Tech Campus. Rainfall elsewhere in Lubbock may have been less or greater.

Lubbock’s low yesterday was 39°, thirteen degrees above the average for the date. The high was 63°, ten degrees above the average for the date. The January 10 record low is minus 10° (1930) and the record high 76° (1923 and 1928). For today, January 11, Lubbock’s average low is 26° and the high 54°. The record low is minus 7° (1918) and the record high 80° (2017).

Today's sunset in Lubbock will be at 5:58 PM CST and tomorrow's sunrise at 7:52 AM CST. Sunset will fall after 6 PM as the new week begins.

Free Lubbock and South Plains Weather Calendar

Here’s my final reminder that you can download the free Lubbock and South Plains Weather Calendar from our local National Weather Service office. And not just this year’s, but for every year back to 2006. Each calendar is full of local climatology and weather articles, including on El Niño, global warming, fire weather, local topography's impact on our weather, tornadoes and other severe weather, weather resources, lightning myths and facts, tropical weather, the TTU West Texas Mesonet, the volunteer observers helping the NWS, weather safety tips, and pictures of our South Plains region.

Download the 2019 and earlier calendar at https://www.weather.gov/lub/office-calendar.

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