Cold front leads to freezing temps, chance for icy roads Monday

Cold front leads to freezing temps, chance for icy roads Monday
Freeze warning for Sunday, Monday (Source: KCBD Graphic) (John Robison)

(KCBD) - The first real cold front of the season has cleared the area, leaving behind high winds and much colder temperatures.

A Freeze Warning has been issued for most of the South Plains, from along the Caprock to the west and north. Temps could be near or below freezing over most of the region on Monday morning.

Light rain and some possible freezing rain and snow could occur early Monday morning and cause some isolated areas of slick roads, primarily in the northwest and northern South Plains.

Monday will be cold and cloudy with a morning low between 29 and 31 degrees in Lubbock.

KCBD Weather at 10 for Oct 14

A hard freeze is likely in the northwest South Plains as lows will dip to between 25 and 28 degrees Monday morning.

Temperatures will remain cold through Tuesday morning where lows could again hit the freezing mark over the region, especially if skies clear. Not as cold Tuesday afternoon but still in the 40s.

Plants should be protected due to the freeze danger Sunday night through Monday morning.

Drivers should be alert for isolated icy areas in the northern South Plains due to possible freezing rain or light snow.

Fortunately, the ground temperatures will keep the potential low, except for bridges and overpasses.

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