Warming, Until The Buckle

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Much warmer days and not-so-cold nights are on the way. The evolving weather pattern will bring occasional cloud cover, increasing winds, and increasing high temperatures. Then the pattern buckles.

Fog developed in and around the KCBD viewing area overnight with areas of fog lingering past sunrise. Temperatures were low enough, near and below freezing, to prompt the National Weather Service to issue Freezing Fog Advisories for much of the KCBD viewing area. As of this writing, the only weather-related travel issue reported was areas of low visibility in fog.

The fog and clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies and a "warmer" afternoon. With light winds it will be pleasant, though still a tad chilly in the sunshine mid- to late afternoon.

As the overall weather pattern changes, temperatures will climb. Daytime highs will hit the 60s and nighttime lows the 40s this week. Cloud cover will come and go but will not bring precipitation to our area. After a pleasant lull in wind today, speeds will increase a bit tomorrow and will then become somewhat windy Wednesday. Check on specifics for specific days in our 10 Day Forecast here on our Weather Page.

I expect Friday and the weekend to be similar to those just past. Friday will become windy, but highs for most will still manage to hit the 60s. Northern areas will be the exception. Friday night will be windier - it may rouse you from sleep - and will turn colder. Saturday will be windy with a very cold morning and a very chilly afternoon. The chance of precipitation, too, will be similar to Friday and the weekend past - slim. And that will be the best chance of precipitation for the next seven days.

Lubbock’s low yesterday was 24°, two degrees below the average for the date. The high was 44°, ten degrees below the average for the date. The January 13 record low is minus 16° (1963) and the record high 79° (1957). For today, January 14, Lubbock’s average low is 26° and the high 54°. The record low is 3° (1963) and the record high 82° (1928).

Today's sunset in Lubbock will be at 6:01 PM CST and tomorrow's sunrise at 7:52 AM CST. Sunset is now after 6 PM and will gradually come later until the Summer Solstice (June 21 at 10:54 AM CDT).

On This Date

January 14, 2007 (12th-14th): A cold but shallow Arctic air mass combined with an upper level storm system to bring periods of freezing rain and freezing drizzle to much of the South Plains. Over the entire event, several locations across the South Plains received between 1/2 and one inch of ice accumulation, while other areas received lighter amounts. The ice contributed to approximately 245 auto-accidents. Two people were killed and nine were seriously injured.

On This Date is compiled from the records of the National Weather Service and Caprock Weather as well as data from KCBD.

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