More storms late today, tonight - FOX34 Lubbock

More storms late today, tonight

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

We aren't done with the rain and storms just yet. The active pattern will continue through tomorrow morning.

THIS AFTERNOON: A sign of the moisture-rich atmosphere, showers and storms earlier today dropped flooding rains. On the west side of Lubbock the Tech Mesonet is up to 1.59" at Reese Center, 0.67" at Wolfforth and 0.53" near Tech. At the airport it's 0.38" through 3 p.m. 

With the rain and the clouds, it's kept the temp in the 60s through mid-afternoon. Where it hasn't rained, the temp is in the 70s. With more sun it's even as warm as 80 to the SW at Seminole. We'll probably see some clearing around Lubbock next few hours, helping to warm things a little bit.

Here is current radar:

South Plains radar

REST OF TODAY: The most widespread, heavy rain through this afternoon will be over the Rolling Plains, with individual showers moving to the NNE. A few more showers and storms may develop this afternoon farther west.

Right now we can see a pretty good upper-level disturbance moving across New Mexico. It'll get here later this evening and should develop more showers and storms. It may develop into a long line of storms stretching from north to south, moving pretty quickly to the east.

The mid-afternoon update from the Storm Prediction Center keeps a risk for severe storms across our area, shown in yellow below.

Severe weather outlook

Primary risk is strong wind and hail, though a tornado or two is possible in the region early this evening.

TONIGHT: Showers and storms, with the flood threat continuing. Flood watch continues for about the eastern two-thirds of our area until Tuesday morning. Low temp tonight near 55.

TUESDAY: Rain and storms possible in the morning, giving way to a mostly sunny afternoon. High near 69, wind N/W 10-18mph.

LOOKING AHEAD: With dry air in place, something we haven't had for a couple weeks, crisp mornings are expected Wednesday and Thursday. 

Clouds will increase Thursday afternoon, with a slight chance for showers and storms late. The rain chance is a little bit higher Friday into Saturday. The remnants of what's now Hurricane Sergio in the Pacific, may head into our region, helping boost the available humidity. This again could lead to some heavy rain late in the week into the weekend.

Friday and Saturday should only reach the 60s. Then, a cold front is expected to move across our area some time late in the weekend. Computers have differing solutions on just how much colder it'll get. For now we have the high near 60 Sunday and mid 50s Monday, though we may have to trend downward. Parts of the Panhandle, well north of Lubbock, could get a freeze Monday morning if the colder model turns out to be correct.

7-day forecast

Have a great rest of the day and check back for updates here, on TV, radio and social media.
-Matt

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