More rain is on the way next few days. At the Lubbock airport Friday we picked up 0.76" of rain. This pushes YTD precip to 9.87", which is 6.04" the YTD average.
Here are some 24-hour rain totals ending 10 a.m. Saturday from the Texas Tech Mesonet:
New Home 2.57"
Roaring Springs 1.77"
Near Texas Tech 0.88"
Reese Center 0.8"
Lake Alan Henry 0.6"
White River Lake 0.54"
TODAY: A cold front is pushing across our area this morning. It'll wind up somewhere south of Lubbock, possibly close to Midland. Cooler air follows, along with some showers. The temperature will be in the 60s this afternoon around Lubbock, 50s over the Panhandle. Here is current radar and temperature:
Better lift will approach our region later today, helping generate more showers and thunderstorms. A good chance for showers and storms continues into tonight.
SUNDAY: A steady S/SE wind will return, helping to warm the afternoon back into the 70s. Showers and storms are likely. At this point there should be more instability and stronger lift over Eastern New Mexico, which is where the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the severe risk in yellow below:
MONDAY: Showers and storms are again likely Monday. It should be a little warmer with a strong upper-level disturbance moving overhead. SPC has highlighted much of the region with the risk for severe storms:
Both days the severe risk may be limited by rain earlier in the day. If it stays too cool, the severe risk will be limited some. But it doesn't have to be hot. There is ample wind shear and upper-level support.
In addition to severe weather, flooding is possible next few days. We already saw some Friday night in parts of Lynn, Terry and Gaines counties. And there was street flooding around Lubbock. Going forward, another 1" to 2" of rain is possible, with isolated totals even higher.
NEXT WEEK: Storm chance will trend lower by Tuesday morning. Then another big trough out west will return a chance for storms by late in the week.
Check back here for updates next few days, as well as on TV, radio and social media. Robert will have a full update posted here later today.