Game Day and Holiday Weekend Forecast

Published: Sep. 1, 2022 at 7:29 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2022 at 12:34 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - As Game Day and the Labor Day holiday weekend approach, rain chances will trend down while temperatures trend up. The rain chance, however, doesn’t disappear.

Spotty, mostly light, rain showers will dot the area this morning. A few thundershowers are likely to rumble late this morning. Rain will gradually taper down from north to south this afternoon. Showers may linger over the far southern viewing area through late afternoon.

The morning cloud cover will decrease, also from north to south, this afternoon.

Warmer this afternoon, though highs will range from five to ten degrees below average for the...
Warmer this afternoon, though highs will range from five to ten degrees below average for the start of September.(KCBD First Alert)

Otherwise the afternoon will be muggy and warmer. Still, temperatures will peak from five to ten degrees below average for the start of September.

Following clearing skies this evening, patchy fog may form. Areas of low visibility in fog are possible tonight into tomorrow morning.

A slight chance of a storm from about mid-afternoon through early evening each day this holiday...
A slight chance of a storm from about mid-afternoon through early evening each day this holiday weekend.(KCBD First Alert)

Rain is not expected Friday. The chance, of course, is not zero. I put your chance of rain at no more than ten percent.

Spotty thunderstorms are possible this Labor Day Weekend. Your chance of rain is slight and mostly from mid-afternoon through early evening.

Highs in the 80s are forecast through the holiday weekend. Overnight temperatures will dip into the 60s.

Radar data can be used to estimated the amount of rain that fell on an area over specific time...
Radar data can be used to estimated the amount of rain that fell on an area over specific time periods. This map shows (estimated) totals for mid-Wednesday morning through mid-Thursday morning.(KCBD First Alert)

Record Rainfall

2.25 inches of rain was recorded at the Lubbock airport yesterday, Wednesday. That is a record for the date. The previous August 31 greatest daily rainfall record in Lubbock’s record was 1942 with 1.02 inches.

The total for August, measured at the airport, was 5.95″. That’s 4.21″ above the average for the month.

Since midnight another 0.02″ has fallen at the airport, bringing the total for the year to 10.86″. That’s 1.84″ below the average for the year-to-date. Still, the total is quite a turn around since the start of the month.

Rainfall Reports

Wednesday rainfall reports from in and near the viewing area, in inches:

2.92 White River Lake

2.41 Floydada

1.62 Brownfield

1.60 Post

1.44 New Deal

1.34 Lubbock Northwest

1.30 Anton

1.23 Aiken

1.07 Sundown

1.03 New Home

0.97 Plainview

0.95 Amherst

0.80 Aspermont

0.80 Slaton

0.74 Smyer

0.71 O’Donnell

0.71 Olton

0.71 Lubbock Southeast

0.70 Reese Center

0.67 Lamesa

0.65 Rotan

0.64 Spur

0.60 Graham

0.55 Roaring Springs

0.56 Snyder

0.53 Friona

0.50 Morton

0.50 Plains

0.51 Tahoka

0.49 Hackberry

0.46 Abernathy

0.47 Paducah

0.48 Wolfforth

0.45 Caprock Canyons

0.44 South Plains 3ENE

0.43 McAdoo

0.41 Denver City

0.41 Gail

0.41 Silverton

0.38 Northfield

0.37 Levelland

0.33 Ralls

0.30 Tulia

0.25 Hart

0.23 Guthrie

0.23 Welch

0.21 Earth

0.14 Memphis

0.13 Muleshoe

0.13 Seminole

0.11 Lake Alan Henry

0.10 Snyder SSW

0.09 Fluvanna

0.09 Seagraves

0.09 Turkey

0.05 Hobbs

0.05 Vigo Park

0.03 Jayton

0.03 Tatum

0.02 Dimmitt

0.01 Childress