Best chances for rain tomorrow with slight chance carried into Friday

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 7/25/2012 10:25 pm
10:30PM Update:

Widespread showers and storms continue across the South Plains. Storms are staying below severe limits but wind gusts to 50mph, frequent cloud-to-ground lightning, and brief moderate downpours are possible. This activity should still end overnight, however with as much widespread storm activity that we have seen this late into the night this will likely hamper any storms development early tomorrow morning and leave the best chance for storms late in the afternoon.

Our live streaming radar as well as links to the West Texas Mesonet rainfall totals website are in the original post below.



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A few isolated storms have formed again this afternoon. This trend will continue into the evening but then all activity should end shortly after sunset. You can keep an eye on the storms with our live streaming radar below.


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While it has been nice to see some rain across the region each day this week, rainfall totals have not been that impressive. You can check out the rainfall totals on the West Texas Mesonet website which updates the totals about every 5 minutes. Here is the link to the 24 hour rainfall totals and here is the link to the 72 hour rainfall totals.

Tomorrow our chances for rain improve as well as our chances for more widespread activity. A cold front will move down into at least the Texas Panhandle but could drop as far south as the South Plains. Unfortunately this front will not cool our temperatures any but it will act as a focusing mechanism for shower and storm development. We do not expect any severe thunderstorms just hopefully some beneficial rainfall across the region. Below is the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center's forecast for rainfall amounts for tonight through Friday night. They show widespread rainfall amounts between .10” and .25" but there could be a few isolated locations that see heavier rainfall.

 
 
 


High pressure will move back overhead this weekend and will stay around the region into next week. This will clear out our sky and warm our temperatures back into the upper 90s and low 100s.

 
 
 


I will have plenty more about our rain chances tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have an updated forecast for you first thing tomorrow morning.
-Rudy

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