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Weather changes coming this weekend

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 6:05 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - I expect our weather the next several afternoons will be near repeats of recent days. I expect also a change to follow. I now expect that change to begin sooner than earlier indications.

Each afternoon today through Saturday generally will be partly cloudy and hot. A few stray storms/showers may pop up, mainly from around mid-afternoon until about mid-evening. Once again, your chance of measurable rain will remain very slim during this time.

Temperatures will peak in the 90s through Saturday, with Saturday the hottest day in this 7-day period. Some spots in the eastern viewing area may again record triple-digit highs (Saturday).

Slightly below to near average high temperatures Thursday afternoon.
Slightly below to near average high temperatures Thursday afternoon.(KCBD First Alert)

Winds generally will remain light. The exception will be in the vicinity of showers, including virga showers. Virga is the term given to rain that evaporates before reaching the ground. The rain-cooled air, since it is more dense than the warmer surrounding air, picks up speed as it descends. Once it impacts the ground it spreads out and can be quite strong.

Weekend Weather Changes

My outlook for the weekend is changing. In recent days I’ve talked about a change in our weather, greater rain chances and less heat, beginning Monday. Yesterday I mentioned the change might begin as early as late Sunday. Today data points to the change getting underway by early Sunday. Perhaps Saturday night.

Our storm and rain chances will increase with scattered storms and showers anticipated Sunday into at least Tuesday. Downpours are likely to accompany some storms.

Below average temperatures, especially highs, will start off August.

Little change in our weather through Saturday afternoon, then a change that is expected to...
Little change in our weather through Saturday afternoon, then a change that is expected to bring rain and cooler temps.(KCBD First Alert)

Keep up with the latest - including current and forecast temperatures and any showers that develop - 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.

Rainfall Totals

About a dozen TTU weather stations reported rainfall Wednesday. No rain was reported at the Lubbock Airport.

0.24 Lamesa

0.22 Graham

0.20 Gail

0.18 Aspermont

0.17 Lake Alan Henry

0.16 Snyder

0.14 O’Donnell

0.13 Fluvanna

0.10 Snyder SSW

0.08 Seminole

0.06 Post

0.04 Spur

0.03 Denver City

0.02 Seagraves

0.01 Northfield

Lubbock Climatology

92°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday, two degrees below the average high for the date. The July 28 record high is 105° (set in 1995).

67° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning. Lubbock’s July 29 average low is 69° and the high 94°. The record low for the date is 60° (set in 2004) and the record high 102° (set in 1948).

No precipitation was recorded at the Lubbock airport yesterday. The total for July is 2.94″, which is 1.11″ above average. Total precipitation for the year so far is 15.03″, which is 4.20″ above average. Last year the to-date total was 9.03″.

Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:49 PM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 6:58 AM CDT. Tomorrow’s sunset in Lubbock is at 8:49 PM CDT.

When we mention the temperature, we are referencing the temperature of the air in the shade. A...
When we mention the temperature, we are referencing the temperature of the air in the shade. A thermometer in direct sun will read notable higher. Also in direct sun, grass, patios, sidewalks, parking lots, and streets, will be much hotter. It's possible your pet's paw-pads could be burned in only 60 seconds.(KCBD First Alert)

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