Isolated thunderstorms likely on Tuesday

Shower near Idalou visible Tuesday morning
Shower near Idalou visible Tuesday morning

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In the last 24 hours a few isolated showers and thundershowers have developed or moved into the South Plains.

Early this morning isolated showers and thundershowers dot the northern and eastern KCBD viewing area. These showers will dissipate by mid-morning. As of 7 this morning only one Texas Tech Mesonet station in the KCBD viewing area has reported measurable rain: Caprock Canyons State Park near Quitaque with about a tenth of an inch (0.11"). And that was recorded between 5:40 and 5:47 yesterday afternoon.

Isolated thunderstorms are likely again this afternoon and evening. Rainfall, unfortunately, will continue to be spotty. That will keep your chance of measurable rain low, no more than approximately 20 percent today and 25 percent tomorrow.

Temperatures will continue to run above averages, which at this time of year is 68 degrees for lows and 92 degrees for highs. Our extended forecast also indicates our rain chances will not be picking up anytime soon. As of this morning, it still looks like there will be no moisture for us from Tropical Storm Ernesto. The National Hurricane Center's projections have Ernesto moving west across the extreme southern Gulf of Mexico late this week.

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