LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and evening, with the central and southern KCBD viewing area highlighted for a slight risk of severe weather (Storm Prediction Center outlook). The main threats are wind and hail, though an isolated tornado or two is possible. More on the severe threat and rain outlook for the next few days follows.
After the severe threat, additional thunderstorms and showers are expected but severe weather is not. However, another weather threat is possible.
In addition to the severe storm threat late today, locally heavy rainfall is possible (off and on) into Wednesday. This may result in localized flooding. The greater threat will be Tuesday into Wednesday morning, after an initial round of storms and rain late today and tonight. Additional rain on already wet ground would increase the flood potential.
Temperatures will be falling as colder air arrives from the north, rain-cooled air becomes more prevalent, and the canopy of clouds reduces sunshine. Highs in the 60s are likely Tuesday and Wednesday and lows in the 40s Wednesday and Thursday. A quick rebound will follow late in the week. The details are included in our forecast here on our Weather Page, where you also can check out our weekend forecast.
Watch for forecast updates and possible watches and warnings which may be issued. Make sure you are getting the most current information. Check dates and times. Make sure your KCBD First Alert Weather app is updated and you have push notifications enabled. For additional, or back-up, notification consider a tabletop or portable NOAA Weather Radio. Use our free weather resources in both our free Weather Page and our Weather App. You can set it to any location, or you can choose to have it follow you.
Turn on "Watches and Warnings" in our Interactive Radar by high-lighting the respective icon under the "Layers" menu (on the bottom bar of the radar). Do the same with the Interactive Radar in our free Weather App, high-lighting the "Tornado/Severe" icon. When you see a warning/watch/advisory on the radar, click on it to bring up additional information.
You can check for cloud-to-ground lightning strikes using the Interactive Radar. Make the Lightning layer active by tapping/clicking the layers menu icon (three vertical dots in the lower right in radar) and tapping/clicking the Lightning icon under the Overlays section. In the Weather Page radar, the icon square will darken and a check mark will appear in the upper right corner of the icon when active. In the Weather App radar, the icon square will become a light grey when active. However, whether or not it rains, if you hear thunder or see lightning you should move inside your home, a regular building, or a vehicle.
We strongly urge you to also enable Weather Alert Types (under Settings) in our app. Tap the menu icon in the lower right (three vertical dots inside a circle), then Alerts, then select the weather warnings and watches you want to see (only visible when there is an active warning or watch in the current radar view you've selected). For example, Tornado/Severe, Winter, or Flood. You can select more than one alert icon. Follow the on-screen prompts. For this feature to work allow our app access to your location (under phone settings). At this point, you can also select "Follow Me" and the app will follow your location without you having to specify one.
Lubbock’s low yesterday was 57°, nine degrees above the average for the date. The high was 89°, twelve degrees above the average for the date. The April 21 record low is 28° (1918) and the record high 98° (1965 and 1989). For today, April 22, Lubbock’s average low is 48° and the high 77°. The record low is 29° (1927) and the record high 100° (1989).
Today's sunset in Lubbock will be at 8:23 PM CDT and tomorrow's sunrise at 7:07 AM CDT.
On This Date
April 22, 2000: A strong low-pressure area (in southeast Colorado) generated southwest to west winds of 30-40 mph and gusts up to 60 mph to the South Plains. At the Lubbock airport a gust was measured at 58 mph, at Progress 58 mph, and at Morton 54 mph. Minor wind damage was reported across the area. In Lubbock damage was reported to power lines, trees, roofs, and even a car. Widespread blowing dust frequently reduced visibility to less than a mile.
On This Date is compiled from the records of the National Weather Service, Caprock Weather, as well as KCBD.