Chance for rain through Friday, warmer weekend ahead - FOX34 Lubbock

Chance for rain through Friday, warmer weekend ahead

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS AFTERNOON: It's warmed above our forecast in the upper 70s thanks to more sun today. We'd expected to stay socked in the clouds. Still, the temperature in the lower 80s isn't bad for early September.

This morning there were some showers west of Lubbock that have since diminished. This afternoon there are some showers to the southeast, roughly from Lake Alan Henry to Andrews and into SE New Mexico.

South Plains radar

Looking at rainfall just since Midnight, there have been some decent totals on the Texas Tech Mesonet through 3:30 p.m.:

Plains 1.15"
Tatum 1.08"
Morton 0.38"
Andrews 0.29"
Hobbs 0.16"
Turkey 0.12"
Levelland 0.10"
Seagraves 0.06"

TONIGHT: 30% chance for rain or thunderstorms. The better chance is south of our area. Low temp near 63. Sunrise Friday 7:26.

TOMORROW: Clouds will be around early probably with some more sun by the afternoon. 30% chance for showers and storms, moving from NE to SW. Rain should be done in time for the football games. Wind NE/E 5-15mph.

WEEKEND: With an upper disturbance passing east of our area it'll clear out and warm up. There might still be enough lift and humidity for a few isolated showers or storms Saturday afternoon, but it's not much of a chance. Saturday's high near 83.

It'll be pretty nice for Texas Tech's season opener at Jones Stadium. Kickoff temp near 83. Wind E 5-12mph. 

Sunday will be warmer, mid 80s and mostly sunny.

NEXT WEEK: High pressure aloft will set up across the region, leading to warmer and sunny days. The rain chance isn't zero. In the pretty typical summertime pattern, some afternoon showers and storms will develop over the higher terrain of Colorado and New Mexico. Some of those may get here by Sunday night or Monday night, though it doesn't look too likely at this point. We'll keep an eye on that potential.

The high temp will climb to near 90 by mid-week.

7-day forecast

TROPICS: Hurricane Florence is way out in the Atlantic. The latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center now carries it south of Bermuda by Tuesday. It's too early to know if this will affect parts of the East Coast, but is something to watch over the next week.

Florence forecast track

Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast here early tomorrow.
-Matt

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