A line of thunderstorms rolled through the South Plains late last night. A few locations picked up some impressive rainfall totals. I don't know about you, but I'm loving this active weather. Unfortunately, some storms were severe dumping some hail and very high wind gusts. An outflow boundary actually picked up some dirt as it rolled through Lubbock. Here are some pictures of last night's storm.
Thursday night and Friday morning peak wind gusts:
West Texas rainfall totals:
We only picked up 0.08" at the Lubbock airport, but we had reports of 1.0 to 1.5 inches from Upland to Frankford and between 82nd and 114th. About a 0.5 inch to an inch from Slide to Frankford and less than a half inch farther east. There was a greater large north/south and east/west gradient.
TODAY: Hot and breezy weather expected today. We should get up into the mid 90s with winds from the south around 15-25 mph. Later this afternoon and especially this evening we could see a few storms form around the state line. If storms for, they could turn strong or severe. Very gusty winds are likely with these storms and maybe some large hail. Storms will try to build eastward across our area tonight. Heavy rain is likely with these slow moving storms.
WEEKEND: A weak front will try to make it into our northern counties Saturday. Temperatures will be slightly cooler, but still hot. There is a slight chance for more storms each afternoon and evening. Slow moving storms could produce heavy rains and gusty winds for a few locations.
NEXT WEEK: It looks like our storm chances will go away starting on Monday. Convection should remain across New Mexico as we see temperatures increase into the mid to upper 90s. Slightly cooler weather may arrive by mid week.
Have a great Friday! Rudy will have the latest here in the Weather Blog and also tonight on the News @ Nine.