Lubbock exceeds annual rainfall average...in July

Lubbock exceeds annual rainfall average...in July

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - It's early July and Lubbock has more rain at this point than the yearly normal. After two days of rain the weather service has 3.40" inches of rain for the month.

On Monday, Lubbock had a record rainfall amount of  2.43", then added another .97" on Tuesday.

The big news is that Lubbock has 21.48" of rain so far this year and the normal for the city annually is 19.12". So, if it stopped raining for the rest of the year we would still be above normal! Fortunately, that's not likely to happen with an El Nino year. Rainfall potential will remain very good into the fall for most of Texas and will likely extend into the winter months.

The immediate forecast calls for only a slight chance of showers Wednesday afternoon/evening in the northern and western areas and maybe a few showers for Thursday afternoon. However, temperatures will be increasing beginning Wednesday and continuing into the weekend when highs will climb to near or above 90 degrees.

Your Wednesday forecast will be fog/clouds for the early part of the day followed by some sunshine and highs near 80 degrees in Lubbock.

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