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THIS MORNING: Rain is falling around the central and western South Plains. This is actually the second round of rain for the area last night into this morning. There were some stronger storms near the state line yesterday evening. These faded by the time they got to about I-27/U.S. 87 early this morning. Then a second round moved across the western half of our area through the early morning. Heaviest measured rain on the Texas Tech Mesonet has been Tatum, NM, up around 2.4” of rain. It’s been lighter rain around Lubbock.
TODAY: It’ll be cloudy this morning with some sun this afternoon. High in the low to mid 80s on the Caprock, a little warmer east, wind S-SE 10-20mph.
Like the past few days we expect some storms to develop in the region this afternoon into this evening. By about 4pm some storms could get going either over the western South Plains or farther west into New Mexico. Where storms develop they’ll move east. We have the chance for storms here late this afternoon through the evening into early in the morning.
WEEKEND: Warmer tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds, high near 90. There could be an isolated storm, but the chance is lower than what we’ve seen this week. Sunday will be a little warmer, high near 92, mostly sunny.
NEXT WEEK: High pressure will move into Texas from the east. This will keep it sunny and warm…mid 90s around Lubbock, possibly the upper 90s. If we didn’t have all this rain recently we’d probably be up around 100, but the soil moisture will keep the temperature down some. 100 will be possible off the Caprock at some point next week. This pattern should hold through at least the end of next week, might continue into next weekend.
Have a great weekend. Rudy will have your next forecast update here later today, Christopher will have your forecast this weekend.