Waiting on rain

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 6:46 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 1:33 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - More heat is on the way, but also a chance of rain. It is a slight chance, but some folks will get some rain over the next two days.

Sprinkles returned to the KCBD viewing area this morning. Only a few spots will receive rain, and that will be very light.

Expect more sunshine this afternoon. It will be partly cloudy, breezy, and very hot.

Highs will continue above average, ranging from the upper 90s in the west to the low 100s in...
Highs will continue above average, ranging from the upper 90s in the west to the low 100s in the east.(KCBD First Alert)

Highs will continue above average, ranging from the upper 90s in the west to the low 100s in the east.

Winds from the south will range from about 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts near 30 mph.

The slight chance of rain I mentioned begins late tomorrow over the northwestern KCBD viewing area. Isolated thundershowers are likely in that area, with the activity potentially then drifting southeastward. For Lubbock and Plainview, this presents at least a slight chance of rain Wednesday evening and night.

A slight chance of rain, including a few thundershowers, will continue through Thursday.

Overall, your chance of measurable rainfall is slim. Amounts generally will be light. A few locations, however, may end up with a quarter inch or more.

Rain chances look paltry Friday through the weekend. Outside of shower activity, afternoons will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy and very hot.

Remember sunscreen, shade, water, and NEVER LEAVE A CHILD (OR PERSON OR PET) UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE. EVEN FOR A MOMENT. In this heat it can become dangerously hot - even fatal - in minutes.

Lubbock Climatology

Lubbock’s low temperature yesterday, recorded at the airport, was 80°. That is 11 degrees above the average for the date and the warmest low temperature (a record max-min) for any August 1 in Lubbock’s record (dating from 1911). The previous record was 78° on the date in 1966.

Lubbock’s high temperature yesterday (recorded at the airport) was 97°. That’s three degrees above the average for the date. Lubbock’ s August 1 record high is 106° (set in 1966).

This morning’s low, reported as of this post, was 78°. That is nine degrees above the average for the date. If the temperature does not drop below 76° by midnight -- unlikely -- this morning’s 78° will become the record max-min (warmest low temperature) for any August 2 in Lubbock’s record (dating from 1911).

The record high for today is 105° (set in 1943 and tied in 2012).

A trace of rain was reported at the Lubbock airport yesterday. The total for August is a trace. The total for the year so far is 4.89″, which is 6.11″ below the average for the year-to-date.

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