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We are wrapping up a dreary, rainy and cool day across the South Plains and we haven’t been able to say that too often lately! Now the rain we did see didn’t add up to much, just a few hundredths of an inch here and there but the cloudy conditions did keep our temperatures mainly in the 60s this afternoon. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today as of 5pm. I will update them when they become final this evening.
The initial line of light rain from today continues to push east across our eastern counties as of this writing. Some more showers and storms could form along the Texas/New Mexico state line this evening but all activity should quickly dissipate shortly after sunset. You can keep an eye on our live streaming radar below.
We should see lots more sunshine tomorrow which will help us warm into the 80s. A weakly defined dryline will move across the area and we could see a few isolated showers and thunderstorms pop in the afternoon heat but chances aren’t that great. A much better defined dryline will setup to the east of Lubbock on Wednesday and to the east of this boundary we again could see some showers and storms form. Any storms that form on Wednesday, which will mainly be across the Rolling Plains, could quickly become severe. The main threats currently look to be large hail and strong damaging wind gusts. Everything shifts even farther to the east on Thursday as we stay under a mostly sunny sky with temperatures warming into the 80s.
Changes will come at the end of the week as a cold front moves through. This front won’t cool us down all that much but the passage of this system could provide us with some more showers and storms. Most models show shower activity across the area on Friday and Saturday with some keeping it into Sunday. That being said, one of the most trusted models we look at especially for 3-7 days out is the European model, and that keeps us almost completely dry during this time frame. This means nothing is a guarantee but at least we are seeing positive signs for rainfall. Stay tuned!
I will update you on any rain and storms tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.