A few storms tonight, better rain chance Wed-Thu - FOX34 Lubbock

A few storms tonight, better rain chance Wed-Thu

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

WELCOME RAIN: As is typical with rain in our area, not everyone got the soaking rain last night. Many locations got nothing. But where it rained it poured. Looking at Lubbock County it was less than 2/10" at the airport, about 2/3" near Tech and even more farther south and east. We have several reports of 1" to 1.5" from central to south and southeast Lubbock.

rainfall totals

Elsewhere, here are some of the top 24-hour rain totals from the Texas Tech Mesonet:

Dora NM 2.17"
Paducah 1.21"
Lake Alan Henry 0.79"
Morton 0.75"
Jayton 0.61"
Muleshoe 0.47"
Anton 0.23"
Earth 0.23"

More showers and storms have developed in our area this afternoon. The best coverage has been with a line near the state line slowly moving east. It should continue through this evening bringing some good downpours.

South Plains radar

Low tonight near 66, cloudy, low chance for more rain through morning.

TOMORROW: We're still going to have the humidity in place but without a good sign of a lifting mechanism we'll drop to a slight chance for a shower or storm. Still, with all this humidity, if you get a shower or storm it could produce a quick 1/4" to 1/2". Unfortunately, coverage will be pretty limited. High in the upper 80s, wind E/SE 5-12mph.

REST OF THE WEEK: The rain chance trends higher Wednesday and Thursday. Some computer models even show a front making it to our area to provide more lift and also bring in some cooler air. Friday looks slightly cooler, high near 80.

We still won't see area-wide rainfall any one of these days. But hopefully it'll be scattered enough to where you get a soaking downpour one of these days.

WEEKEND: There still might be a few showers or storms Saturday, though we have the forecast dry for now. It should be nice for Tech's home opener at Jones Stadium, high in the mid 80s.

Next week looks a little bit warmer.

7-day forecast

Tropical storm Gordon is forecast to move toward the Louisiana or Mississippi coast late tomorrow into early Wednesday.

Gordon forecast track

This won't be a major storm, but the NHC forecasts it to reach category one strength before landfall. Blue on the map above shows tropical storm warnings, red hurricane warning. Some flooding is possible in its path, though the storm should make pretty good progress inland. For our area, Gordon should stay far enough east to not be a major influence. If it were to track into East Texas then it could influence our area with more sinking air aloft, which leads to drier/clearer weather. We certainly don't want that.

Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will be back with your forecast early tomorrow.
-Matt

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