First strong cold front of the Fall season

LUBBOCK (KCBD) - After a high of 90 degrees in Lubbock, the first strong cold front of the fall season will move across the region through the remainder of today. Behind the front winds will turn to the northeast and increase to speeds of 20-30 mph in the evening and overnight. Those winds will usher in some of the coldest air so far in early fall.

I expect temperatures to fall to the 40s and 50s for overnight lows for all the south plains. Then on Wednesday daytime highs will only make it to the 50s for the region. Add some clouds, high winds and rain and you’ll have a chilly day. A jacket and light coat will be a good idea on Wednesday.

Temperatures will drop lower on Thursday morning as drier air moves into the south plains and skies will slowly clear. Thursday morning lows will likely fall to the low to mid 40s for most of the region with light winds.

Rain chances will increase overnight with some thunder and isolated heavy rain a possibility for portions of the south plains. Rain chances will peak by mid-day Wednesday and a storm system moves to the east behind the cold front.

After a chilly and dry Thursday morning highs will return to the 70s to 80s into the weekend.

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