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Tuesday’s severe and heavy rain outlook

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 9:10 AM CDT|Updated: May. 24, 2022 at 12:45 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Much needed rain fell on the South Plains late yesterday and last night. You will find a long list of rainfall reports at the end of this post. Another round of severe storms and heavy rain is possible later today.

Spotty thunderstorms are likely late this afternoon and evening. The pattern is similar to yesterday’s, with storms likely beginning late in the afternoon over the western viewing area and then drifting eastward through the evening.

Spotty thunderstorms are likely on the South Plains late this afternoon and evening. The...
Spotty thunderstorms are likely on the South Plains late this afternoon and evening. The pattern is similar to yesterday's with the main threats large hail and damaging wind. Locally heavy rain and isolated tornadoes possible.(KCBD First Alert)

Though not as widespread as yesterday and last night, I anticipate some storms will become severe and heavy rain will fall on some spots. The main threats are hail, up to about two inches in diameter, and damaging wind gusts, perhaps around 70 mph. Like yesterday, an isolated tornado or two is possible.

Tuesday partly sunny with relatively cool temperatures. Highs about 10 to 20 degrees below the...
Tuesday partly sunny with relatively cool temperatures. Highs about 10 to 20 degrees below the average for late May.(KCBD First Alert)

Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy through mid-afternoon, then mostly cloudy. It will be another relatively cool day with highs about 10 to 20 degrees below the average for late May.

Thunderstorms are expected to end in our area by about midnight with skies becoming partly cloudy.

Thunderstorms are expected to end in our area by about midnight with skies becoming partly...
Thunderstorms are expected to end in our area by about midnight with skies becoming partly cloudy. It will get chilly. Wednesday morning lows about 15 degrees below average for late May.(KCBD First Alert)

Tonight will get chilly and Wednesday morning will be quite chilly. Lows will be approximately 15 degrees below late-May averages.

Wednesday afternoon will be mostly sunny, quite breezy, with highs still about 10 degrees below average. Temperatures for most will peak in the 70s.

The cooler weather will continue through Thursday morning, again a bit chilly. Lubbock area lows will range from the upper 40s to mid-50s.

Thursday afternoon will be sunny with a slight breeze and warmer. Highs for most will be in the 80s.

Summer-like heat returns Friday with highs in the 90s, and this weekend will be a scorcher with highs near to slightly above 100 degrees.

The holiday weekend, in addition to very hot, will be dry. Saturday also will be breezy, Sunday will be somewhat windy, and Monday will be windy.

Keep up with possible changes and updates here on our Weather Page and in the KCBD Weather App. It’s free from your app store. Plus, both resources offer more local weather as well as state and national weather. Current conditions, forecasts, and (when applicable) watch and warning information.

Rain Event Totals

Measured rain event totals reported as of 10 AM CDT Tuesday, May 24. The numbers following the names of communities express distance in miles. The letters express the direction from the center of the community. For example, “Levelland 2 S” indicates the measurement was recorded approximately 2 miles south of the center of Levelland.

7.00 Muleshoe NWR

3.62 Muleshoe 0.7 SW

3.42 Muleshoe

3.30 Shallowater

3.25 Dimmitt 2.6 N

2.96 Olton

2.94 Earth

2.67 Dimmitt

2.62 Shallowater 1.2 SSE

2.43 Amherst

2.27 Lubbock 9 NNW

2.22 Vigo Park

2.15 Hale Center

2.15 Happy

2.10 Plainview 1.3 SE

2.04 Littlefield 5 SE

1.98 Tulia

1.96 Anton 6.2 S

1.83 Plainview 1.3 SE

1.71 Silverton 6.7 E

1.67 Abernathy

1.67 Aiken

1.62 Abernathy 3.2 NNW

1.62 Childress 7.2 NW

1.56 Friona 0.8 W

1.53 Knox City

1.49 Estelline

1.48 Memphis

1.40 Lubbock 6.4 SW

1.39 Earth 4.4 S

1.38 Morton

1.32 Abernathy 5.7 E

1.32 Caprock Canyons

1.32 Northfield

1.32 Quitaque 3 N

1.32 Roaring Springs 2.6 N

1.31 Lubbock 6.4 NW

1.31 Roaring Springs

1.29 Morton 1.3 NE

1.28 Floydada 9 SE

1.25 Northfield 1.8 S

1.24 Smyer

1.22 Caprock

1.22 Lubbock near 98th and Frankford

1.21 Childress

1.18 Lubbock 5.6 S

1.08 Turkey 2.3 SW

1.08 Woodrow 2.8 WNW

1.07 Lubbock

1.07 Plainview

1.05 Flomont

1.04 Wolfforth

1.03 Lubbock SP Mall

1.00 Friona 2.1 NE

0.99 McAdoo

0.99 Southeast Lubbock

0.98 Lubbock 4.7 WNW

0.98 Lubbock

0.98 Slaton

0.97 Crosbyton 1 SW

0.95 Ralls 0.9 SE

0.95 Southland 3 W

0.93 Lubbock NW (TTU)

0.92 Levelland 2 S

0.92 Lorenzo

0.92 South Plains 3ENE

0.85 Justiceburg

0.84 White River Lake

0.82 Hart 1.1 S

0.81 Hart 2.6 N

0.79 Hackberry

0.77 Matador

0.75 Petersburg 9.2 N

0.75 White River Lake 4.9 NW

0.74 Levelland 3.7 S

0.73 Spur 1.2 W

0.70 Floydada 1.4 NE

0.66 Aspermont

0.66 Paducah

0.64 Graham 5.5 SW

0.62 Floydada

0.62 Lubbock SP Mall 2 ESE

0.58 Jayton

0.55 Lazbuddie 8.9 NW

0.51 Reese Center 1.6 NW

0.50 Guthrie

0.49 New Home

0.47 Lake Alan Henry

0.47 Paducah 10 S

0.44 Justiceburg

0.44 Post 1 NE

0.42 Lake Alan Henry

0.41 Fluvanna

0.40 Guthrie 10 W

0.34 Aspermont 2.6 NE

0.33 Mackenzie Reservoir 4.9 S

0.19 Tahoka

0.16 Snyder

0.16 Sundown

0.13 O’Donnell

0.10 Snyder SSW

0.08 Denver City

0.06 Welch

0.05 Lamesa

0.03 Gail

0.03 Seagraves

0.02 Seminole

0.01 Brownfield

Source: National Weather Service Lubbock - Observations are from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposures. Collected by volunteer weather observers and by the network of automated weather stations which are the TTU West Texas Mesonet. Not all data are considered official.

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