A ‘mixed-bag’ of weather

Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 6:32 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Fog, thunder, lightning, rain, heavy rain, and sun are all accounted for in my forecast. And that is just today. Here is what I expect today, the work week, and the weekend.

A few patches of fog were reported in West Texas this morning. Only a few locations, however, briefly reported reduced visibility.

Spotty rain showers and a few thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and early this evening. Most spots, however, will remain dry. Because a considerable amount of moisture (water vapor) remains in the atmosphere, some of the rain may be heavy. It’s possible a spot or two may pick up another one to two inches of rain today.

If you hear thunder, lightning is near enough to strike your location. You should be inside: A home, other building, or vehicle.

Today otherwise will be partly cloudy with highs mostly in the upper 80s to low 90s.

Tonight, after a slight chance of isolated early evening thunderstorms, will be mostly fair.

Tomorrow and Wednesday will be mostly sunny and breezy with hot afternoons. Lubbock will top out near 90 degrees.

Thursday through the weekend a slight chance of showers and storms returns to the South Plains and Low Rolling Plains. At this point, it looks like coverage will be spotty. Like recent activity, however, downpours will be possible.

Keep up with the latest - where showers are, where they are going, plus watches, advisories, or warnings which may be issued, and current conditions - right here on our Weather Page. You can also keep up while on the go with our free KCBD Weather App for your mobile device. Search for it in your play/app store.

Lubbock Climatology

Rainfall at the Lubbock Airport Sunday totaled 0.82″, which is the most precipitation recorded on any July 11 in Lubbock’s record. The record dates from 1911. As of 11:25 AM a trace of rain has been reported at the Lubbock airport.

Total rainfall at the airport for July so far is 0.90″. That is 0.04″ above the average through July 11.

Total precipitation for the year so far is 12.99″. That is 3.13″ above average through July 11.

The high temperature yesterday at the Lubbock airport was 86°. That is seven degrees below the average for the date. The July 11 record high is 108° (recorded in 2016).

For today, July 12, Lubbock’s average low is 69° and the average high 93°. The record low is 57° (1999) and the record high 107° (2016).

Rainfall Totals

Sunday through Monday rainfall totals in and near the KCBD viewing area as of 11:25 AM, courtesy of the NWS Lubbock and TTU West Texas Mesonet:

2.98 Knox City

2.66 Sundown

1.46 New Home

1.43 Spur

1.34 Graham

1.20 Abernathy

1.07 Aspermont

1.00 Slaton

0.94 Tatum

0.91 O’Donnell

0.86 Rotan

0.85 Floydada

0.85 Lake Alan Henry

0.79 Reese Center

0.76 McAdoo

0.74 Hackberry

0.59 Guthrie

0.56 Ralls

0.51 Tahoka

0.44 Plains

0.38 Brownfield

0.37 Gail

0.36 White River Lake

0.32 Post

0.31 Roaring Springs

0.28 Jayton

0.14 Lubbock SE

0.13 Anton

0.13 Fluvanna

0.12 Snyder

0.11 Morton

0.11 Paducah

0.09 Hobbs

0.09 Plainview

0.04 Lubbock NW

0.04 Snyder SSW

0.04 S Plains 3ENE

0.04 Wolfforth

0.03 Childress

0.03 Seagraves

0.02 Seminole

0.02 Smyer

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