First Alert Weather: Isolated severe storms expected Thursday

Updated: May. 27, 2021 at 6:07 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Severe thunderstorms again are likely in the KCBD viewing area late today. Very large hail is likely with some of the storms, but damaging wind gusts, flooding rain, and an isolated tornado or two are possible.

Rain totals are included at the end of this post.

Today’s risk level, determined by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC), includes an Enhanced risk of severe weather in the KCBD viewing area. Lubbock and Plainview are included.

The Enhanced designation is the third of the five levels: Marginal, Slight, Enhanced, Moderate, and High.

The SPC uses Enhanced to indicate the potential for numerous severe storms. Expected conditions are supportive of a few isolated tornadoes, very large hail (possibly greater than 2 inches), and damaging wind gusts (possibly greater than 70 mph).

Abundant moisture continues over and near the KCBD viewing area. This may end up as heavy rain and additional localized flooding.

Remain alert to changing and potentially dangerous weather conditions. That is, Be Weather Aware. Keep our KCBD Weather app handy on your phone or tablet. Set the location to “Follow Me” and enable notifications. Track the storms, watches, and warnings with the Interactive Radar in the app and here on our Weather Page.

Day-by-Day Forecast

Today - Isolated strong storms late, possibly severe, otherwise partly sunny, humid, hot. Highs mostly in the upper 80s to low 90s. Chance of rain about 25% this evening.

Tonight - Isolated thunderstorms, possibly severe, otherwise mostly cloudy. Lows in the 50s and 60s. Chance of rain about 25%.

Tomorrow - Scattered strong storms, possibly severe, otherwise mostly cloudy. Highs mostly in the 70s. Chance of rain about 35%.

Friday Night - Scattered storms, possibly severe, cloudy. Lows in the 50s. Chance of rain about 50%.

Saturday - Isolated thunderstorms, mostly cloudy. Highs in the 70s. Chance of rain about 25%.

Sunday and Memorial Day - Scattered strong storms, some possibly severe. Heavy rain likely, localized flooding possible. Cloudy and seasonable cool with highs 15 to 20 degrees below seasonal averages.

Rain Totals

The Lubbock airport recorded 0.04 inch of rain yesterday. The total precipitation at the Lubbock airport this month so far is 3.99″, which is 1.80″ above the average. The total for the year so far is 7.74″, which is 1.82″ above the average.

Rain totals from Wednesday and Wednesday night from around the KCBD viewing area, courtesy of the Texas Tech West Texas Mesonet (in inches):

2.09 Olton

1.20 Hart

1.10 Earth

1.09 Aiken

0.97 Amherst

0.72 Tatum

0.65 Plainview

0.46 Anton

0.39 Abernathy

0.31 Muleshoe

0.26 Floydada

0.25 Dimmitt

0.24 Silverton

0.17 South Plains 3ENE

0.15 Vigo Park

0.11 Reese Center

0.11 Smyer

0.07 Tulia

0.06 Levelland

0.05 Happy

0.05 Morton

0.03 New Home

0.03 Sundown

0.02 Caprock Canyons

0.02 Memphis

0.01 Childress

0.01 Estelline

0.01 Fluvanna

0.01 Gail

0.01 Post

0.01 White River Lake

0.01 Wolfforth

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