WELCOME RAIN: Much of the area picked up rain last night into this morning. Much of the area received 1/4" to 1/3", with some spots even more. Here are some of the top 24-hours totals on the Texas Tech West Texas Mesonet:
White River Lake 1.16"
Lubbock, near Tech 0.65"
Lake Alan Henry 0.49"
THIS AFTERNOON: It's in the upper 80s to lower 90s with a lot of sun. There are a few storms in northern New Mexico, which might make it to the far northwestern part of our area later tonight. For most of the area it should stay dry. Here is current FOX34 VIPIR:
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy, low near 67. Wind E/SE 5-12mph.
TOMORROW: Warmer and mostly sunny, high near 98. Wind S/SE 10-18mph. Just a slim chance for a storm late.
WEDNESDAY: Slightly hotter, high near 100. Once again, a low chance for a storm.
HOT PATTERN: Upper-level high pressure is expected to be somewhere in the region through this week and probably next week. This will keep it hot and generally dry. Some isolated storms will be possible, but no signs of widespread rain. There also may be a tropical system in the Eastern Pacific, but the ridge over our region would probably deflect meaningful moisture/rain from it.
TROPICS: Tropical Storm Isaias is now off of the South Carolina coast. It's forecast to move inland soon and its center moving northeasterly next few days.
Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a complete forecast update posted here early tomorrow.