South Plains: Less rain, more warmth
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Rain chances will trend down today and tomorrow while daytime temperatures trend up. Rain, however, won’t disappear from the area. Speaking of rain, I’ve added rain totals to the end of this post.
Through mid-morning patchy fog may reduce visibility. Allow extra drive time, especially if you will be driving in rural areas.
Through early afternoon spotty rain showers and an occasional rumble of thunder will be possible. As the showers, mostly light but brief moderate rainfall is possible, die down this afternoon sunshine will increase.
Highs will be a little warmer, too, though still about ten degrees below average for mid-May. Expect a bit of a breeze from late morning through early afternoon.
Areas of low visibility in fog are possible tonight and tomorrow morning. Allow a little extra drive-time and please drive to conditions.
There will be little chance of rain Tuesday, and that will be over the western viewing area during the evening. Tomorrow will bring more sunshine, little wind, and a warm afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the 80s, about average for the time of year.
Temperatures will then continue to reach the 80s through the work week. Isolated storms are likely late each day - a chance of rain at your location - Wednesday through Friday.
Area Rainfall Reports
This weekend 0.74″ of rain fell at the Lubbock Airport. This pushes May’s total to 2.13″, which is 1.11″ above the typical mark through this point of this month. The yearly total is up to 2.99″, which is 1.76″ below the year-to-date average.
Here are the Rain Event Totals (inches) I’ve received for the KCBD viewing area as of 8:30 AM Monday:
2.93 Roaring Springs
1.74 New Deal
1.67 Caprock Cnyns
1.46 South Plains
1.42 Vigo Park
1.32 Snyder SSW
1.24 Lubbock NW
1.23 Lubbock LCU
1.06 Reese Center
1.02 Lubbock E
0.81 Lubbock SE
0.67 Lubbock All Saints
0.66 White River Lake
0.52 Lubbock Airport
0.41 Lake Alan Henry
0.33 New Home
0.25 Denver City
Source: West Texas Mesonet and National Weather Service Lubbock
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