LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A strong cold front will affect the area beginning late Thursday, bringing strong northerly winds and unseasonably cold temperatures for Friday and a chance of snow.
Low visibility in blowing snow is likely across much of the South Plains, including the Lubbock area. Significant snow accumulations are possible over the extreme southern panhandle and the northern South Plains and Rolling Plains beginning after midnight and persisting through much of Friday.
Blizzard conditions are possible north of Lubbock, and a Blizzard Watch is in effect for much of the Panhandle, and a Winter Storm Watch is in effect is in effect for the northern South Plains, including the Plainview and Tulia areas.
On Wednesday, NewsChannel 11 told you how to protect your plants in anticipation of Friday's winter weather, now we take look at your car.
We did a little checking and here's what we found from various sources. You'll want to make sure you have working windshield wipers and plenty of windshield wiper fluid. If you have an old battery, you might consider getting it replaced before Friday. Car batteries usually last 60 months or less, that's five years, and older batteries fail more often in the cold.
And just in case you get stranded, be sure to take a few necessities with you like a cell phone, blanket, bottled water and maybe even some food.
If you must travel Friday, tell family and friends the route you will be taking and when you expect to arrive.
Precipitation will diminish by Friday evening as the storm moves east of our area. For your local forecast click here.
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