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SEVERE STORMS: The rain was welcome but it did come with some damage last night. We had several reports of golf ball size hail along I-27 near downtown, edging a little farther west toward downtown/near Tech. We had one photo from East 13th Street that looks like baseball-size hail. There was also baseball-size hail reported just SE of New Deal. There was also some wind damage to structures in south Lubbock and back SW toward Wolfforth.
Elsewhere across the South Plains there were scattered severe storms with large hail and strong wind.
From the bad to the really good...rainfall! Anton wins the 24-hour rain total at 3.64". Gail isn't too far behind at 3.09". Here are some top reports from the TTU Mesonet:
Near TTU 1.21"
Reese Center 1.16"
Lake Alan Henry 1.12"
TODAY: We've got some scattered showers and weak storms over the western South Plains this morning. These showers are drifting SE and will affect at least the western South Plains, maybe as far east as I-27/U.S. 87. It's just light rain and some rumbles of thunder.
This afternoon it'll warm to the mid 80s, mix of sun and clouds. Thunderstorms will be possible after 4 p.m. They could develop in our area or across Eastern New Mexico...similar to yesterday. Where storms develop they will have the potential to produce large hail and strong wind. The risk will continue into late tonight. The Storm Prediction Center outlook highlights most of our area with the risk for severe storms:
REST OF THE WEEK: High pressure aloft builds back into the region, meaning sunny and hot days. There could be an isolated storm tomorrow, but the chance is low.
Check back here for updates through the day, Caitlin will have a full update later today.