We had a little more coverage of rain from storms yesterday that expected. Here are some of the rainfall totals from the Tech Mesonet:
Caprock Canyon SP 0.62"
Reese Center 0.19''
Lubbock Airport 0.08"
Near Tech 0.08"
We have some good moisture across the area this morning with the dry line in New Mexico. This dry line moves into our western counties this afternoon where more storms are expected to develop around 3-5PM. Models indicate this becoming a line of storms as it pushes east across the South Plains and into the Rolling Plains into the evening hours. Like yesterday, possible hail greater than an inch as well as strong wind gust... with blowing dust. This mornings Storm Prediction Center outlook highlights our area in the slight risk category (2/5) as storms move east. These storms will continue clearing east and out of our area before midnight.
Current radar below:
TODAY: Not as hot, but still hot and muggy with the high nearing 90. Southeast wind staying 10-15mph for a light breeze, wind gusts from storms will pick up wind speeds later on.
TONIGHT: After storms exit we will have a partly cloudy sky, lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s.
REST OF WEEK: Dry line will be east of our area Thursday where storms will develop. We stay dry with more sunshine and highs climbing a few degrees to the lower and mid 90s.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: Jet stream changes as upper level and mid level lows digs across the northwest. With these disturbances it will keep rain chances through the start of next week. A better chance with a front moving in our area Sunday through early Monday. From this front temperatures will drop with 70s and 80s the possible highs Memorial Day.
Have a great Wednesday! Matt will keep you updated with storms this afternoon and the next updated forecast tonight on the News at Nine.