Lubbock, Texas — KLBK’s chief meteorologist, Jacob Riley, presents Monday evening’s weather forecast.
tonight: Mostly cloudy. Scattered storm. The lowest temperature is 66 degrees. North wind 10-15 MPH.
tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Scattered storm. 83° max. North wind 12-18 MPH.
The showers and storms are starting to abate tonight, so some people are happy with the rain. Some areas have had more than 2 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. This is great news as drought continues throughout the KLBK viewing area. Quite strong gusts of wind were also reported. The strongest gust was 73 mph on Anton, and the maximum precipitation by 9 p.m. Monday night was 1.75 inches on Sundown.
The rain will stop Monday through Tuesday morning. Cool temperatures will bottom out in the late 60’s to late 70’s under mostly cloudy skies. Winds will blow from the north at 10-15 MPH. A patchy fog is expected in the morning, so keep your headlights on low beams and slow down on your morning commute.
Showers and thunderstorms expected Tuesday through Thursday, with the chance of precipitation decreasing daily. Thankfully, no large-scale inclement weather is expected. The highest potential for rainfall is in the southern part of the KLBK viewing area, primarily south of Highway 114 and Highway 62/82 corridors. Daily highs rise in the late 70s to mid-to-late 80s, with partly or mostly cloudy skies. Winds will turn from north on Tuesday to south on Thursday. Expect sustained speeds of around 10-20 miles per hour. Morning lows in the mid-50s to early 70s continue.
Thursday’s latest drought monitor update is expected to reflect further improvements across the South Plains. This is great news for everyone, but especially for farmers in the region. Isolated showers and the possibility of storms remain in the forecast through the end of the weekend. No washouts are currently expected on any of the days, but localized heavy rains and the strongest storms are possible. No major severe weather is expected at this time. Highs are below average and will continue into the 80s. Morning lows will continue to be low, dropping from the late 50s to his late 70s every morning. Winds will remain southeasterly around 10-20 MPH. You can also expect it to feel hotter and hotter across the region.
Lubbock climate data for Monday, August 29:
Sunrise: 7:19 AM CDT
Sunset: 8:17 PM CDT
Average High: 90°
Record High: 99° (1943, 1990, 1991)
Average Low: 65°
Lowest record: 51° (1917)
Have a wonderful Tuesday, South Plains!
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