Chance for more storms late tonight and again late tomorrow

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 8/14/2013 8:06 pm
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It sure was nice to see all the scattered showers and thunderstorms move across most of the South Plains late last night into this morning. Not only was it welcomed rain but the rainfall totals were really impressive as well! Click here for a look at the 24 hour rainfall totals from the West Texas Mesonet sites. 

Thanks to a cold front that moved through yesterday plus all the rain and added clouds our temperatures were quite a bit cooler today. Most of us started off in the 60s this morning and we only warmed into the low 80s this afternoon. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.
 
 
 

 
 
 

We have another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms late tonight into tomorrow morning. In a similar setup to last night storms have formed across the higher terrain of southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. Those storms are moving to the southeast and will likely make their way into the South Plains late tonight. We still have plenty of moisture in place so we could again see a decent amount of rainfall with any storms that move across the region. As always you can keep an eye on all the storms with our live streaming radar below.
This same setup continues for the rest of the work week. Some rain could last into early tomorrow morning but then we should see a break from the rain until possibly again late tomorrow night into Friday. Temperatures should be warmer tomorrow, topping out in the upper 80s and lower 90s, unless we see widespread heavy rainfall again tonight which would lead to another cooler day tomorrow.

The center of high pressure will move closer to us by Friday which will turn the wind in the upper part of the atmosphere to blow from north to south. This means storms that form in the high elevation of New Mexico and Colorado will move pretty much due south resulting in our western counties having the best chance for rain.

We clear out by the weekend and stay under mostly sunny conditions with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s into the middle of next week.
 
 
 

I will have an update on where all the storms are tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a full updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
-Rudy

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