LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Behind a strong arctic front winds will gust from near 45 to 50 mph this afternoon. Wind chills will drop into the twenties in the Lubbock area. Winds will be stronger and temperatures and wind chills lower north of Lubbock, extending into the Panhandle. Snow and blowing snow will cause low visibility this afternoon over NewsChannel 11's northern counties, with snow and blowing snow likely across much of the South Plains this evening and through the night. Travel conditions are expected to deteriorate through the night.
This afternoon winds and clouds will be on the increase behind this strong cold front as it moves quickly to the southeast. Blowing snow will result in reduced visibility, and wind chill values will drop to 15 below zero. High in the mid 40s.
This evening a chance of wintry showers, rapidly changing to all snow, windy, and very cold.
Tonight snow is likely, along with strong winds, blowing snow, and frigid wind chill values. Low 9 degrees, but wind chill values to 15 below zero.
Wednesday snow is likely early, then a slight chance of flurries through the morning. Very cold with a high in the mid 20s.
Thursday morning ice will be possible, then improving conditions under mostly sunny skies. Morning low in the single digits, high in the mid 30s.