South Plains Storm Outlook
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Scattered showers and thunderstorms brought much needed rain to a few locations in the KCBD viewing area overnight and this morning. Another round of storms is expected late today.
The brief change in the overall weather pattern creating this morning’s rain and the potential for more late today, also will result in a slight and brief reprieve from triple-digit heat. Here’s what I expect.
This afternoon will be partly to mostly cloudy, breezy, and not quite so hot. Highs will range from the low and mid-90s in some of our northern communities, to the mid- and upper 90s in the Lubbock area, to highs around 100 degrees in our southern communities.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected late this afternoon near the state line, the western viewing area. Storms will increase in number, coverage, and intensity this evening as they move eastward. Some storms may become marginally severe. The main severe threat will be wind gusts up to around 60 mph. A secondary threat will be hail up to about the size of quarters.
Heavy rainfall is likely to accompany some of the storms. Localized flooding is possible.
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Rain totals (inches) in and near the KCBD viewing area for the 24 hours ending at 8:40 AM Monday:
0.03 Lubbock All Saints
0.03 Lubbock Southeast
0.01 Reese Center
Trace Lubbock Airport
Source: West Texas Mesonet and National Weather Service Lubbock
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