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Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms continue to spread across the South Plains. The good news is that this activity will continue to build and spread across more of the region overnight, throughout the day tomorrow and into Friday. You can keep an eye on all the rain with our live streaming radar below.Live stream videos at Ustream
A cold front will move through overnight and help more showers develop as well as usher in cooler and windy conditions. Most of us will see sustained wind speeds up to 25 or 30 mph but some stronger winds than that can be expected in our northwestern counties where a wind advisory is in effect until 9AM for Parmer, Castro, Bailey and Lamb counties. Temperatures will be cool, or some might even say cold, with us starting off around 56 and only warming to around 63. When you factor in the strong wind and wet and rainy conditions it will feel even cooler than the actual temperatures.
The wind should calm down by Friday but we will still be under an overcast sky and temperatures will stay cool. We are still looking at about a 30% chance for showers and a few storms on Friday but overall the activity will be exiting the region and held mainly in our eastern counties. When all is said and done models continue to show area wide rainfall totals of about an inch of rain with a few locations seeing more. This is reflected by the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center’s
forecast shown in the graphic below.
Clouds will start to clear on Saturday and temperatures will be nice for tailgating and the kickoff of the Red Raider football game but it will get cool quickly by the end of the game. We will be back in the 80s at the beginning of next week but there are signs that another cold front will move through on Monday or Tuesday. It still is a little too far away to determine the exact affects that front will have on us.
I will have an updated look at the position of the cold front plus a first look at some of our rainfall totals we have already seen tonight on the News at Nine. Matt will be back in tomorrow morning on Ag Day Lubbock and Good Day Lubbock.