Big change in our weather

LUBBOCK (KCBD) - Rain chances will increase across the South Plains Thursday and Thursday night.

Deep tropical moisture associated with a tropical depression in the Pacific Ocean will spread across New Mexico and West Texas.

Rain coverage will affect areas along the Texas/New Mexico border Thursday afternoon. Precipitation chances will be scattered in nature Thursday afternoon.

Rain coverage should increase Thursday night through Friday morning. Some of the rainfall may become locally heavy. Localized flooding is possible late Thursday night through Friday morning.

A cold front tracks across the area Friday bringing a drop in temperatures across the area this weekend.

Lows tonight end up in the middle to upper 60’s. It will be humid and breezy this evening.

Clouds increase Thursday with afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs warm into the middle 80’s. A few areas may remain in the upper 70’s across the extreme northwestern South Plains.

Friday should be cloudy with scattered showers. Gusty north winds accompany the cold front with highs in the 60’s and 70’s.

Light showers are possible Friday night through Saturday morning with lows in the 50’s by daybreak Saturday.

We warm up Monday and Tuesday followed by a potentially strong cold front Wednesday or Thursday of next week. This front could bring low temperatures in the 40’s by next Friday. Not a guarantee yet, but several model runs have shown a respectable cold front late next week with dry air to follow behind it.

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