LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Patchy areas of morning fog may be dense in some places across the western south plains creating low visibility at times for motorists. Temperatures starting in the low to mid 50′s will increase into the 70′s this afternoon under mostly cloudy sky. A few light showers will drift through the region today while remnants of Tropical Storm Sergio pour into the South Plains.
A weak front at the surface will try to pop up a few showers to our east this afternoon and will keep some areas near the panhandle from reaching temperatures near 70°. Stronger showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop from the west-southwest later today and move northeasterly as heavy rainfall amounts will bring the potential for flooding on area roadways. Heavier amounts and stronger storms are expected to develop along the I20 corridor from the Permian Basin stretching along the interstate highway all the way into east Texas. Motorists should be prepared to encounter low visibility and the potential for flash flooding Saturday morning near Big Spring with the threat moving east as the day progresses.
Temperatures tomorrow will start in the low 50′s with showers and thunderstorms lingering in the area until lunchtime. High temperatures will be tricky to forecast at this time because they will be determined by how soon clouds lift out of the area along with high pressure at the surface trapping cooler air in place. We are forecasting high temperatures near 60° for tomorrow afternoon, but temperatures could remain in the mid 50′s, much like yesterday, if thick clouds linger through the afternoon hours.
Colder air is working it’s way south from Canada and will be impacting our weather as early as Sunday afternoon with plunging temperatures that could reach freezing in Lubbock county by Monday morning. The combination of available moisture and the expected near freezing surface temperatures will bring the possibility of wintery type precipitation through Tuesday. Snow may even be an element that could make a mess in the Texas Panhandle for the first of the week.