Changes in South Plains weather this week
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Spotty showers and thunderstorms are drifting south through the KCBD viewing area. Once again, while many areas will remain dry some will receive downpours. Watch for water on roads and possible flooding of low areas. A change in our weather, one you will notice, unfolds over the next few days.
Isolated storms and showers are likely through this evening. Today otherwise will be partly sunny, humid, and very warm. Highs, however, won’t be as high as yesterday. Winds will be light, outside of storm-generated gusts.
Tomorrow the overall weather pattern begins drying out with the rain potential mainly over the western and southern viewing area.
Wednesday and Thursday you may notice a drop in the humidity. Currently I anticipate both days to be shower free and to feel a bit more comfortable due to the lower humidity.
Friday, too, should feel more comfortable, even as temperatures climb.
A slight chance of rain returns this weekend.
Temperatures will peak in the mid-80s both Tuesday and Wednesday, near 90 degrees Thursday and Friday, with low 90s this weekend.
1.29″ of rain has been measured at the Lubbock Airport as of 12:40 this afternoon. Lubbock’s July so far total is 2.94″, which is 1.55″ above the average month-to-date through today. The year-to-date total is 15.03″, which is 4.64″ above the January 1 through July 19 average.
15.03″ also is 3.30″ below Lubbock’s average annual precipitation. That average is based on the 30-year period 1991 through 2020.
The high temperature yesterday at the airport was 92°, two degrees below the average for the date. Lubbock’s July 18 record high is 103° (set in 1978 and tied in 2018).
The average high for today, July 19 is 94° and the record high is 108° (set in 1936). The average low for the date is 69° and the record low is 55° (set in 1947).
Sunset today is at 8:56 PM. Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:51 AM. Sunset tomorrow is at 8:56 PM.
Area rainfall totals (inches) in and near the KCBD veiwing area for the 24 hours ending at 12:30 PM CDT:
1.38 Lubbock 3WNW TTU
1.18 Lubbock 64th Dr & Memphis Ave
0.50 Lubbock Southeast
0.37 Knox City
0.31 Vigo Park
0.28 White River Lake
0.18 Lake Alan Henry
0.11 Roaring Springs
0.07 Caprock Canyons
0.06 Reese Center
0.03 New Home
0.02 South Plains 3ENE
via NWS Lubbock and TTU West Texas Mesonet
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