Quite a change in local
weather compared to 24 or so hours ago. Scattered thunderstorms and rain
showers are likely, especially late today into Friday. While the risk of severe
weather will remain low, additional locally moderate to heavy rainfall is likely.
Some significant amounts are possible.
Late yesterday some areas of Lubbock received up to two inches of rain. There were many reports of totals from around two-thirds of an inch to around an inch and a quarter. On the other hand, the official rain gauge for the city (at the airport) measured just one-quarter of an inch. I've posted rain totals from the Texas Tech Mesonet at the end of this email.
A transition from largely thunderstorm rain to more widespread rain showers will occur tonight, with a few thunderstorms mixed in with the rain tomorrow. Rain chances are expected to decrease Friday night, with a lingering chance Saturday.
While this is great news when considering our rainfall deficit, it may be detrimental to attendance and sales during the final three days of the Fair, as well as the many other outdoor events scheduled later today, tomorrow, and Saturday.
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