LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Travelers should take time to monitor conditions across the state of Texas as well as areas along the East Coast. Significant weather impacts are expected in the way of heavy rainfall across the southern and eastern portion of Texas. Surging rivers will continue to take on water and flash flooding may occur along the Texas coast. All motorists with travel plans across the state of Texas are encouraged to take caution and stay weather aware.
Temperatures will stay relatively warm through the rest of the afternoon under a mix of clouds and sun. Higher humidity levels make it feel a little warmer along with the south/southeasterly wind component that we will continue to have throughout the afternoon and evening hours. Wind speeds will remain relatively light making for a most pleasant evening for Friday night football across the southern plains.
Temperatures overnight will slowly decrease back into the mid 60′s to start your morning. An increase in available moisture from a disturbance we’ve been tracking over the Gulf of Mexico will help to keep Saturday mostly cloudy with showers developing along the rolling plains during the early morning hours. Shower/Thunderstorm activity will increase in coverage as the day progresses keeping Lubbock and the Texas Tech AT&T Jones Stadium in a favorable area for precipitation throughout the day beginning around 10am. Temperatures will slowly increase into the upper 70′s near 80° here in the Lubbock area and slightly warmer along the TX/NM state line where shower development will be slower, if at all.
Sunday morning will require caution for commuters as some areas may experience ponding on roadways and ditches. Another opportunity for showers again during Sunday with slightly less chance for coverage to include the northern counties in our viewing area and high temperatures returning to the mid 80′s. Dryer conditions begin to dominate the forecast again as early as Monday with temperatures in the afternoons returning to the upper 80′s. Possible chances for rain are being monitored for the end of the week and we will keep you posted on developments as the week progresses.
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