Heavy rain likely tonight into early Tuesday
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Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:47 AM CDT
Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:48 AM CDT
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THIS MORNING: It’s mild to start the day, 70s across much of the South Plains. There are some low clouds well south of our area moving north, which might make it to at least the southern South Plains this morning. After a lot of rain across New Mexico and SE Colorado yesterday…there are still a few showers in place across northern New Mexico. More widespread rain runs from western Kansas to Minnesota, close to a strong front moving south.
TODAY: Warm, humid with a mix of sun and clouds, high near 91. Wind will be gusty from the S-SE 10-20mph. Here is the area forecast.
Some thunderstorms are expected by mid to late afternoon. It won’t be all of our area, but there’s enough moisture with heat to get storms going.
BETTER RAIN CHANCE: Showers and storms are likely tonight into early tomorrow, as the cold front moves across our area. It’s not too common to see a front this strong in July, which is why the rain chance is so high. Today and tonight there could be a few stronger storms producing strong wind.
Some localized flooding will be possible. By tomorrow morning 1/2” to 2” of rain will be common, with isolated totals higher. The most likely location from heavier rain will be areas east and northeast of Lubbock. But area-wide there is a lot of water in the air, with it getting more humid through the day. This means heavy rain is possible area-wide.
NEXT FEW DAYS: Tomorrow’s high will be about 15 degrees below the average, only making the upper 70s with a lot of clouds. The likely timeframe for rain is early in the morning, but we could still see a few more showers in the area into the afternoon. There’s a chance for a few more showers or storms late Wednesday, high in the low to mid 80s.
LATE WEEK: Upper-level ridging will build back across the western and central United States, which means it’ll get warmer here. It doesn’t look terribly hot, close to 90 Thursday through Monday, which is a few degrees below the average high.
Have a great day. Rudy will have a full update to the forecast later today.