Less Rain, More Warmth
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Locally, rain chances will be low and temperatures warmer this week. A cold front, however, is expected this weekend.
Under a mostly sunny sky, along with a warming southwesterly breeze, temperatures will peak a few degrees above average today. A stray storm or two may pop up late today, mainly over the western viewing area. Even there, the chance of measurable rain is low.
Mostly sunny weather returns tomorrow, as does the warming southwesterly breeze. Highs will range from the upper 80s to the mid-90s. A few stray storms are possible late in the day, mainly near and east of the Caprock.
A somewhat better, but still slight, chance of rain is possible Tuesday night. Storms that form near the mountains of New Mexico may drift into and across our area.
Tuesday’s heat will linger through Wednesday, with a slight dip in high temperatures Thursday and Friday. Still, highs near 90 degrees are in my forecast.
A cold front, which at this time doesn’t look particularly strong, is expected Saturday. Accordingly, temperatures will drop slightly Saturday and a bit more Sunday. You may keep up with our latest forecast here on our Weather Page and in our KCBD Weather App. It’s free in your app/play store.
You may also check out last week’s rain totals on my “Steve Divine KCBD” Facebook page. It is a long list and contains great amounts.
Lubbock’s temperatures yesterday ranged from a low of 61° to a high of 84° (recorded at the Lubbock airport), just one degree belwo the average for the date. The low this morning was 64° (as of this posting).
For today, September 18, Lubbock’s average low is 59° and the average high 84°. The record low is 43° (in 1971) and the record high 100° (in 2015).
Lubbock’s precipitation total for the month is 3.70″. That is 2.23″ above the average. The total for the year is 12.82″, which is 1.35″ below the year-to-date average.
Sunrise today was at 7:33 AM CDT, sunset is at 7:50 PM CDT. Sunrise tomorrow is at 7:33 AM CDT.
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