Storms last night brought wind speeds around 60mph for parts of the area. Here are some of the Tech Mesonet rain totals:
Denver City 0.59”
Near Tech 0.12”
LBB Airport 0.04”
THIS WEEKS SET UP: A strong low pressure system will push across the northern plains dropping a cold front in our area late Wednesday. A ridge of high pressure located across the southeastern U.S. will slowly push east. This ridge is pushing good low level gulf moisture into our area. A stream of Pacific moisture is wedged between these two systems and will continue the chance for rain.
TODAY: High near 83, partly to mostly cloudy with some light showers possible before lunch time. Through this afternoon isolated to scattered storms possible especially across our western counties. The heavier rain will likely stay in New Mexico with the stream of Pacific moisture. Southerly wind will stay breezy picking up to 15-25mph.
TONIGHT: This heavier rain will start to push into our area with rounds of storms, increasing flooding concerns to our west and northwest counties. Mostly cloudy, muggy, and mild with the low near 70.
TUESDAY: A soggy day as the stream of moisture brings heavy rain into the western then central South Plains. Lower chance for rain will be to our southeastern counties, but it will stay cloudy and muggy. Staying breezy with the high near 82.
EXTENDED: Below average and more fall like temperatures to end the week. The cold front pushes into the area late Wednesday into Thursday. Temperatures are not the only thing we get from this front. It will be lifting the moisture and bringing more of a widespread heavy rainfall to our area. Behind the front we still might have smaller chances for rain into the weekend, but not expecting much more with temperatures back into the low 80s.
Have a great Monday! Matt with the next updated forecast tonight on the News at Nine.