Wet weather headed to West Texas - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Wet weather headed to West Texas


After a beautiful Saturday across the South Plains, wet weather is headed to West Texas; possibly sticking around into the work week.

A developing storm system and associated cold front will combine with moisture from the Gulf Of Mexico, and tropical Storm Octave in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, to produce periods of rain and embedded thunderstorms across a large portion of Texas.

In the KCBD viewing area, scattered pre-dawn thunderstorms have already produced up to four-tenths of an inch of rain in Turkey, while amounts under a tenth of an inch were recorded at Texas Tech Mesonet sites across Lubbock County. An overall increase in storm activity is expected by Sunday afternoon. A few storms could become quite heavy by Sunday evening, especially across the Rolling Plains.

Further south, heavy rain and significant flooding will be a threat across the Permian Basin, Hill country, and Texas coastal plains, where several Flash Flood Watches have already been issued. Across theses areas, isolated rainfall accumulations could top a foot by mid-week.

Accumulations across the KCBD viewing area will conservatively range from near a quarter of an inch near the state line, to over an inch across the southern South Plains and Rolling Plains. However, a few will receive lesser amounts.

Scattered downpours will continue into the start of the work week; possibly slowing Monday morning's commute and lead to wet bus stops across the KCBD viewing area.


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