Shifting to a drier and warmer pattern

Published: Jun. 3, 2021 at 5:55 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 8:45 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The KCBD viewing area and West Texas in general will be trending drier and warmer through the weekend. Our rain chances do not, however, drop to zero. And temperatures will not quite reach levels average for early June.

Overnight a complex of thunderstorms and showers moved southeast across the South Plains. Some heavy rainfall was recorded. I’ll add rain totals to this post later this morning. Please check back!

A mix of clouds and sunshine today with a very humid and very warm afternoon. Highs will range from the upper 70s to low 80s. Winds will be light, except for strong gusts which may be generated by a storm.

The storm potential is low today, but spotty storms are possible over roughly the eastern half of the viewing area. An isolated storm or two may pop up elsewhere late this afternoon and linger until about sunset.

Data this morning indicates overnight storms and rain are unlikely. It is, however, always a good idea to remain weather aware and watch for possible updates.

Storm and rain chances will be even lower Friday through the weekend. Rain will be possible but unlikely at your location.

Temperatures will climb slightly with highs in the low to mid-80s Friday through Sunday.

Lubbock’s average high this time of year is 90 degrees. We may not hit that until the middle of next week.

Rainfall Totals

The Drought Monitor will be released this morning. I’ll post it, and current area reservoir levels to my Facebook page (Steve Divine KCBD) before noon. Rainfall totals (in inches) for the 24 hours ending at 7 AM Thursday:

1.65 Morton

1.54 Snyder

1.35 Sundown

1.17 Anton

1.09 Plains

0.98 Lubbock Airport

0.97 Levelland

0.95 Earth

0.95 Northwest Lubbock

0.81 Wolfforth

0.77 Brownfield

0.71 Fluvanna

0.64 Graham

0.60 Snyder SSW

0.59 Tatum

0.55 New Home

0.56 Southeast Lubbock

0.53 Tahoka

0.46 Abernathy

0.45 Reese Center

0.43 Muleshoe

0.41 Gail

0.41 Post

0.41 Smyer

0.36 Slaton

0.30 Denver City

0.29 Lamesa

0.25 Amherst

0.25 Friona

0.21 Hobbs

0.19 Aspermont

0.19 Hart

0.19 Seminole

0.15 O’Donnell

0.15 Seagraves

0.07 Olton

0.08 Welch

0.02 Childress

0.01 Dimmitt

0.01 Guthrie

0.01 Jayton

0.01 McAdoo

0.01 Memphis

0.01 Northfield

0.01 Ralls

0.01 South Plains 3ENE

0.01 Turkey

0.01 Vigo Park

0.01 White River Lake

Rain total source: TT Mesonet and the Lubbock office of the National Weather Service.

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