Weekend Rain Outlook

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Heavy rain fell on parts of the KCBD viewing area late yesterday and this morning. There's been some flooding of low areas and intersections. Allow extra drive time and drive to conditions. Slow down and approach intersections with caution. Storms and showers are possible through the day but will be more limited in coverage.

The cold front mentioned yesterday has and is providing a focus for storm and shower development, as expected. While the best chance of widespread storms and rain across the viewing area is now past, a chance of storms and rain continues through this evening.

Drier and warmer weather resumes this weekend and continue through at least mid-week. Our next potential South Plains rain-maker arrives late in the week. Just ahead of that system highs in the 90s are likely while just behind it highs in the 80s are anticipated. Get more information and watch for updates in the forecast section here on our Weather Page.

Storms late yesterday and overnight produced some locally heavy rainfall in the KCBD viewing area, even in some parts of Lubbock County. At the Lubbock Airport, however, the total was 0.25 inch. Lubbock's total for September so far is 0.51", which is 0.52" below the month-to-date average. Total precipitation for 2019 so far is 16.10", which is 2.00" above the average year-to-date of 14.10". Last year at this time the total was 6.93".

The accompanying video includes the 24 hour rainfall totals greater than one inch via the TTU Mesonet, estimated 24 hour rain totals for the viewing area, our RainCast for today and tomorrow, our RainCast for Saturday in Tucson, our Red Raider GameCast, and time-lapses of yesterday’s sunset and this morning’s rain (end of video, after the extended forecast).

Rainfall totals for the 96 hours ending at 8:00 AM Friday, courtesy of the TTU West Texas Mesonet (in inches measured):

3.63 NEW HOME

2.33 DIMMITT 2NE

2.32 TATUM NM 2SW

1.94 DENVER CITY 7WNW

1.61 WELCH

1.49 OLTON 6S

1.39 MORTON 1ENE

1.33 AMHERST 1NE

1.26 SEAGRAVES 1SW

1.24 SPUR 1W

1.22 HAPPY 1E

1.11 LUBBOCK 3WNW TTU

1.11 SLATON 2NE

1.11 WOLFFORTH 6SSW

1.07 TURKEY 2WSW

1.05 HART 3N

0.97 RALLS 1SE

0.91 CHILDRESS 2NNE

0.90 SUNDOWN 8WSW

0.88 PLAINS 3N

0.86 HOBBS NM 5NW

0.86 WHITE RIVER LAKE 6NW

0.84 BROWNFIELD 2S

0.84 NORTHFIELD 1S

0.84 REESE CENTER

0.82 POST 1NE

0.82 ROARING SPRINGS 3N

0.81 AIKEN 3WSW

0.81 ESTELLINE 3SSE

0.76 PLAINVIEW 1S

0.73 ANTON 6SSW

0.68 TULIA 2ENE

0.65 SOUTH PLAINS 3ENE

0.62 FLOYDADA 2NNE

0.59 SNYDER 3E

0.59 VIGO PARK

0.58 CAPROCK CANYONS STATE PARK

0.58 SEMINOLE 2NNE

0.56 PADUCAH 10SW

0.54 LEVELLAND 4S

0.53 HACKBERRY 2 SSE

0.51 DORA NM 2SW

0.48 ABERNATHY 5ENE

0.45 EARTH 9WSW

0.45 TAHOKA 3NNE

0.41 SNYDER 3SSW

0.40 LAKE ALAN HENRY 1NW

0.38 SILVERTON 7ESE

0.38 SMYER

0.30 GUTHRIE 10WSW

0.23 FLUVANNA 3WNW

0.22 LAMESA 2SE

0.20 O'DONNELL 1N

0.18 KNOX CITY 3NW

0.15 MEMPHIS 1NE

0.08 ASPERMONT 3NE

0.07 GAIL 2ESE

0.06 MULESHOE 2SSW

0.04 JAYTON 1SSE

Additional rainfall reports for yesterday and last night courtesy of CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network):

2.72 Slide 0.6 SSW

0.94 Woodrow 2.8 WNW

0.84 Lubbock 6.7 SW

0.76 Lubbock 13.2 N

0.75 Lubbock 6.4 SW

0.69 Lubbock 0.7 WSW

0.65 Lubbock 5.6 S

0.57 Lubbock 5.3 SSW

0.55 Ransom Canyon 0.4 ENE

0.48 Lubbock 6.4 NW

0.46 Lubbock 3.0 S

0.40 Shallowater 0.4 ESE

0.39 Lubbock 3.1 S

0.24 Shallowater 2.0 W

0.16 Lubbock 9.1 NNW

The characters following each community above refer to the rain gauge location in miles and the direction from the community’s center - typically the Courthouse or City Hall, sometimes the downtown or business district. “SUNDOWN 8WSW” is the station eight miles west-southwest of the center of Sundown. Rainfall in Sundown may have been less or greater.

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