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11:15PM Update: The National Weather Service has cancelled the severe thunderstorm watch since the storms have weakened significantly and no longer pose a severe threat. Even though the storms have weakened and all the showers will end overnight, there could still be some flooded areas from the heavy rain so drive with caution. You can find an updated look at the rainfall totals plus the live streaming radar in the original blog post below.
7:00PM Update: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued of the northern half of the South Plains until 1am. This does include Lubbock and Plainview. You can see the counties under the watch highlighted in green in the graphic below. Storms have built into a large broken line across eastern New Mexico and are moving east/northeast. These storms will move across the South Plains tonight, with the heaviest storms producing strong wind gusts and heavy rain. You can keep an eye on the storms with our live streaming radar in the original blog post below.
We started off the morning with scattered showers across the region and ended up with similar temperatures as we had yesterday. Click here
for a look at the 24 hour rainfall totals from the West Texas Mesonet sites. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
We have another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms tonight, although current trends do not favor as widespread rainfall as we had this morning. This afternoon a cluster of thunderstorms build up in Roosevelt and Curry counties, New Mexico, and started moving east/northeast. This complex will likely clip our northwestern counties this evening, but it remains to be seen if it will take more of a southeasterly turn and/or build farther to the south. You can keep an eye on the storms with our live streaming radar below.
Tomorrow will pretty much be a repeat of today, with similar temperatures, mostly cloudy conditions, and a chance for storms starting in the afternoon, but mainly late into early Saturday.
High pressure will build in over the weekend which will help clear out our sky and set us up with sunny and hot conditions next week. By the middle of the week we will have some of the warmest temperatures of the year so far.
I hope you had a great day! I will step you through the forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.