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Two solid batches of rain yesterday brought us some more rain on the South Plains. Below are 48 hour rain totals as of 5:00 p.m. this afternoon.
Graham: 0.97 in.
Hart: 0.78 in.
Abernathy: 0.77 in.
Friona: 0.74 in.
Gail: 0.61 in.
Seminole: 0.55 in.
If you'd like to see more rainfall totals for the South Plains you can visit this link
The rain has helped with the cool down that we've seen in the last couple days. Today, highs were only in the upper 80s and lower 90s for the area, compared to our near 100 degree temperatures and 100 degree plus temperatures from last week.
We'll see the cool, below average temperature trend through mid week as is slowly climbs back towards normal possibly by next weekend. The main story in the coming days will be our chance to see more showers and thunderstorms.
Areas along the New Mexico, Texas border will have the best chance to see any storms develop. They will mainly develop to our north and north west and push south as they go. Widespread showers could be possible, but also periods of heavy rainfall, strong to severe storms with large hail and damaging winds.
To track any Thunderstorms, you can view our live radar stream below.Live video for mobile from UstreamAs of now, tonight is our best opportunity to see these storms and the best chance for them to be severe. Tuesday could also get some action, but it's not as likely. Tuesday late and Wednesday night also bring better chances. Basically, the further west you are in the area, the more likely it will be for you to get rain and storms.
The Fourth of July is looking to be pretty pleasant with temperatures in the mid 80s, partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies and a very slight chance for showers, especially in the evening. Since it is still a few days away, we will keep an eye on storm chances as it gets closer.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!