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Last Map Update: Thu, Jul 18, 2024 at 6:34:29 am CDT

Thunderstorm chances increase Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning, with the highest potential for rain in the far southwestern Texas Panhandle and South Plains.
Today will be slightly cooler with temperatures in the mid 80s to lower 90s, with the coolest temperatures found across the Caprock. There also remains a slight chance for thunderstorms on the Caprock this afternoon.
Temperatures will continue the cooling trend tonight. Showers and thunderstorms may enter the southwestern Texas Panhandle and western South Plains from New Mexico late tonight into early Friday morning.
The heat takes a break by midweek and gives way to cooler and unsettled weather through early next week. Highs will dip into the 80s and lower 90s for many areas by late week. While there will be chances for showers and thunderstorms each day not everyone will see rain every day.

 

 

 

Local Weather History For July 18th...
1967: A severe hailstorm with giant hailstones battered the Idalou area late this afternoon devastating crops and
inflicting heavy damage to homes and businesses. Hardly a building along 1st Street was said to have escaped damage as
hundreds of windows on the north sides of buildings were shattered. Maturing cotton and fully-headed grain fields in the
vicinity were obliterated by giant hailstones up to grapefruit size. Agricultural losses were said to be $500,000 with at
least $200,000 in property damage.