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Lower rain chances this week

Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 7:55 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Rain chances will continue to trend downward while temperatures approach the 90-degree mark late this week. High temperatures the last ten days have been below average.

See the Lubbock Climatology section below.

A few stray thunderstorms/showers are likely to pop up in the afternoon warmth and humidity today and tomorrow. Coverage will be slight, so the chance of a storm or rain at any given location will be low and mainly from mid-afternoon through early evening. Scattered storms and showers may move into the far northwestern KCBD viewing area overnight - the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Though the chance of rain is slight, any storm will be capable of producing heavy rainfall.

Temperatures will peak today and tomorrow in the 80s.

Storms, and therefore rain, are unlikely Thursday and Friday. We refer to this as a “non-zero chance” of rain.

Temperatures will peak near 90 degrees Thursday through Saturday.

A slight chance of storms returns to the South Plains late Saturday.

Storm chances increase Sunday as a weak cold front enters the area. Based on today’s data, we may see scattered storms and locally heavy rainfall.

Temperatures Sunday will dip a bit with the rain and clouds. Highs are likely to be in the 80s.

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Lubbock Climatology

A trace of rain has been recorded today at the Lubbock Airport as of 12:45 PM. The total for July so far is 0.08″. That’s 0.34″ below average through July 5. The year-to-date total is 12.17″, which is 2.75″ above average.

Lubbock’s high temperature yesterday was 87° (recorded at the airport), six degrees below the average high for July 5. The record high for the date is 104° (set in 1971).

67° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial at this time). Lubbock’s July 6 average low is 69° and the high 93°. The record low for the date is 53° (set in 1946) and the record high 105° (set in 1994 and tied in 2016).

Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 9:01 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:44 AM CDT. That’s one minute later than today’s.

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