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Significant South Plains weather changes ahead

Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 5:36 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Significant weather changes are on the way. These include an increase in our storm and rain chances and a decrease in temperatures. Before they begin, however, more of the same.

More of the same means today and tomorrow will be much like recent days. Partly cloudy, somewhat humid, and hot. Temperatures will peak in the 90s both afternoons. Winds will be light with the possible exception of gusty winds associated with showers.

More of the same today and tomorrow. Partly cloudy, somewhat humid, and hot.
More of the same today and tomorrow. Partly cloudy, somewhat humid, and hot.(KCBD First Alert)

Any storms and showers will be isolated so the chance of measurable rain at your location remains low. Another way to look at that is, go ahead with outdoor plans. While expecting dry conditions, keep an eye on the sky.

Or better, every now and then check our free KCBD Weather App. You can see any storms and track their movement and development with the Interactive Radar, which you control. Check the forecast section for updates on what’s ahead.

The Change Ahead

Change arrives Saturday night with an increasing chance of rain across the KCBD viewing area. Sunday into Monday rain is more likely. Some may fall in downpours.

Some storms and showers are likely for some of the area through at least Wednesday.

Temps trending down and rain trending up late this weekend into next week.
Temps trending down and rain trending up late this weekend into next week.(KCBD First Alert)

Highs will be below average, generally in the 80s. It is possible, however, that some spots on some days may peak only in the 70s. Lubbock’s average high through the first week of August is 94°.

Daybreak Today Mug Giveaway

We are still giving away our branded coffee mugs each weekday during Daybreak Today. Of course, you must enter before you may win one. With each mug we give away United Supermarkets includes a bag of its Arriba coffee. Here’s the link to the entry form (and rules) : https://www.kcbd.com/2020/10/13/kcbd-daybreak-today-coffee-mug-giveaway/

Lubbock Climatology

91°F was the high temperature yesterday at the Lubbock airport, three degrees below the average high for July 29. The record high for the date is 102° (set in 1948).

69° was the low reported so far this morning at the Lubbock airport. Lubbock’s July 30 average low is 69° and the high 94°. The record low for the date is 60° (set in 1965 and tied in 1971 and 2000) and the record high 104° (set in 1946).

No rain was recorded yesterday in the KCBD viewing area. Lubbock’s total for July so far is 2.94″. That’s 1.07″ above average through July 29. The year-to-date total is 15.03″, which is 4.16″ above average.

Sunset in Lubbock today is at 8:49 PM CDT. Sunrise tomorrow is at 6:59 AM CDT. Sunset tomorrow is at 8:48 PM CDT.

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