LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Strong winds again over the region with speeds as high as 61 mph overnight at Caprock Canyons state Park at Quitaque and 47 mph in Lubbock this afternoon.
Fortunately, the winds will diminish this evening just in time to allow for a pleasant evening on this Valentines day. Moving into the overnight hours it will be cool with lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Tomorrow brings more west to southwest wind at average speeds of 20-30 mph with some gusts over that range. However, stronger winds will return this weekend as a winter storm approaches from the western U.S. With the storm moving east it will continue to push clouds across our area through the weekend. Unfortunately, rain chances remain low until Tuesday when some winter precipitation, possibly snow returns to the Lone Star state.
There is a chance for some light rain and rain showers overnight in the north and northeast south plains along the latest cold frontal boundary. However, chances for any significant rain in Lubbock remain low until next week.
With the gusty winds and dry conditions the fire danger will remain elevated through Saturday, then diminish with the colder air that arrives on Sunday.
Temperatures will hit the 70s for one more day on Friday, drop to the 60s to near 70 on Saturday then get much colder into early next week.
Along with the cold air it will remain windy until late Monday so that will make for a chilly arrival of the front on Sunday and Monday.