- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Parts of West Texas are bracing for more precipitation as storms that dumped several inches of rain prompted some travelers to opt for boats.

The National Weather Service predicted more heavy rain Thursday for Lubbock, with a chance of thunderstorms continuing into Saturday. Scattered street flooding was reported in parts of Lubbock, with some residents using kayaks to get around.

Forecaster Joe Merchant said Thursday afternoon that the Lubbock area received up to 3 inches of rain in the prior 24 hours.

The artificial turf field at Jones AT&T; Stadium at Texas Tech University also flooded, as the Red Raiders prepare to open the season on Saturday night by hosting Stephen F. Austin.

Merchant says the campus received more than 2 inches of rain.

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