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Showers and thunderstorms formed across our northwestern counties earlier this afternoon and have since spread across the region. As a cold front moves through overnight more showers will develop and intensify. While the strongest storms could produce some small hail and gusty wind, the main concern will be heavy rain and flooding. As of this writing, we have already received reports of over two inches of rain in both Friona and Silverton. To check out the 24 hour rainfall totals from the West Texas Mesonet sites click here
and click here
for a breakdown of all the rainfall totals over the past 96 hours. These automatically update several times an hour. You can keep an eye on the rain with our live streaming radar below.
Scattered showers will continue into tomorrow morning before eventually ending from northwest to southeast during the day tomorrow. When all is said and done, half of an inch to two inches of rain will be common across the region with some locations seeing even more than that. This will lead to some flooded roads so please remember to not drive into any flooded areas.
Temperatures will be cool tomorrow as we only warm into the mid 70s in the afternoon. Some locations in the Panhandle will only warm into the 60s! Keep in mind that the average high for this time of the year is 93 degrees. Clouds will start to thin out on Wednesday which will allow us to warm into the 80s. We will have another chance for rain on Wednesday afternoon and evening, although this does not look like it will be as widespread as tonight's rain.
Sunshine will return at the end of the week with temperatures warming back to around the average values for this time of the year.
I will have a full update on all the rain tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.