More rain tonight, turning much colder tomorrow

More rain tonight, turning much colder tomorrow

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WIDESPREAD RAIN: We've had numerous showers and thunderstorms across the area today. The heaviest rain has been to the south and southeast of Lubbock. Here are some rain totals through 5:30 p.m.:

Gail 2.19"
Seagraves 1.53"
Fluvanna 1.52"
Lake Alan Henry 1.47"
Denver City 1.07"
O'Donnell 1.07"
Jayton 0.97"

Around Lubbock so far today it's been about 1/3" or so.

Here is FOX34 VIPIR:

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TONIGHT: We're not done with the rain yet. There are more showers and storms in New Mexico and Northern Mexico, lifting this way. Showers with some thunderstorms through early morning. Temperature falling to the low 40s by 7 a.m.

THURSDAY: A strong cold front will move across the area in the morning, ushering in a strong north wind of 20-30mph. The temperature will fall through the day, into the mid 30s by 5 p.m.

We expect some more showers, but it won't be heavy rain like today. Farther north, around Dimmitt and Tulia, some light wintry mix is possible. Showers should eventually diminish by late Thursday.

LOOKING AHEAD: Right now it looks like the clouds will stick around through Friday morning. This is good news, helping keep the temperature up. After all this rain, the ground will be wet. If we had a hard freeze, we'd expect some icy roads Friday morning. But since we're looking at a brief freeze, roads will probably be OK. We'll still need to keep an eye on bridges Friday morning for the potential for a few slick spots.

It'll warm up this weekend, with lots of sun. Then it'll turn cold again Monday. There is a slight chance for light showers Monday. It might be cold enough for some wintry mix, but it's too far away for anything specific.

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

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