Friday and Saturday night games could be interrupted by high winds and severe thunderstorms this weekend, with the National Weather Service predicting from 5 to 10 inches of rain, accompanied by high winds and large hail.
Lubbock's official rain total for yesterday was .26" (26/100 inch). The Tech gauge also recorded .26". Lubbock's total precipitation so far this year is an even 3 inches. That's nearly 13 inches below the 30-year average.
Rainfall prospects today are bleak, although a few isolated storms are likely late today. Rain chances begin to pick up Friday afternoon, with rain looking likely Friday night and Saturday.
Wind will become a big factor today, with windy conditions persisting into Saturday. Low visibility in areas of blowing dust at times will create a hazard for drivers. And while it isn't an issue for 99.99 percent of area residents, no one should be on area lakes through at least Saturday. Put away or secure items on your property that might be blown about by high winds. The highest non-thunderstorm winds are likely Friday night.
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