Drier and warmer, for a bit

Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 5:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2021 at 10:49 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Today brings a lull in rain and thunder activity. It will be, however, short lived. Today’s activity will be quite limited in scope and time. Heading into the holiday weekend more widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected.

Rain totals are at the end of this post.

Rain is unlikely, but there a slim chance, at your location this afternoon. Activity will be limited in coverage, but isolated brief heavy showers are possible. Any showers will die out in the early evening hours.

Temperatures will rise, with highs today from the mid-80s to the low 90s. I expect little change in the amount of moisture in the air, so it is going to be quite muggy. For West Texas.

Cloud cover will vary from partly to mostly cloudy through the day.

Holiday Weekend Outlook

Rain and storm chances will increase late tonight, with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms on and off through the holiday weekend.

The showers will be hit and miss, but a few are likely to produce downpours. With soils near saturation across much of the viewing area there may be localized flooding.

Temperatures will top out near 80 degrees, give or take, Friday through the weekend.

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Lubbock Climatology

Lubbock finished June with 2.48″ of rain, which is 0.10″ below the average for the month. The total for the first half of the year is 12.09″, which is 3.09″ above average for January 1 through June 30.

Lubbock’s high temperature yesterday was 83° (recorded at the airport), ten degree below the average high for June 30. The record high for the date is 106° (set in 1957).

69° has been the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s July 1 average low is 68° and the high 93°. The record low for the date is 56° (set in 1924) and the record high 105° (set in 1980 and tied in 1994).

Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 9:02 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:41 AM CDT.

Area Rain Totals

24-Hour rainfall totals (in inches) as of 11:00 AM Thursday in and near the KCBD viewing area, via the NWS Lubbock and TT West Texas Mesonet:

1.33 Vigo Park

1.21 Happy

0.75 Tulia

0.59 Dimmitt

0.60 Smyer

0.49 Muleshoe

0.39 Denver City

0.38 Earth

0.29 Amherst

0.18 Hart

0.16 Anton

0.15 Caprock Canyons

0.13 Levelland

0.13 Seagraves

0.11 Jayton

0.11 Seminole

0.09 Hobbs

0.09 Silverton

0.08 Reese Center

0.06 Friona

0.06 Memphis

0.06 Spur

0.06 Wolfforth

0.04 Andrews

0.03 Olton

0.03 Turkey

0.03 White River Lake

0.02 Aiken

0.02 Lesley

0.02 Morton

0.02 Plainview

0.02 Tatum

0.01 Brownfield

0.01 Floydada

0.01 Fluvanna

0.01 New Home

0.01 Plains

0.01 Roaring Springs

0.01 Tahoka

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