Sweater weather sweeps into South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Sweater weather sweeps into South Plains


You may want to consider changes to your wardrobe for tonight and tomorrow.

Today our chance of rain improves slightly with showers and isolated thunderstorms popping. The chance of measurable rain at any one spot - say, your yard - is low. That changes this evening, with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms likely off and on tonight through Thursday night.

By late tonight the chance of measurable rain increases to around 60 percent. Some of the showers will be moderate, even heavy, leading to some significant rain amounts over the next 48 hours.

It will become gusty today with afternoon winds from the northeast sustained in the 10 to 20 mph range, but gusting to around 30 mph. Tonight winds will increase to around 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 to 45 mph possible. However, thunderstorms in the area may produce even greater wind gust speeds.

We will cool a bit today, enough to bring Lubbock-area highs down to near average for mid-September. And then the much cooler air moves in on the gusty winds I mentioned earlier. Tomorrow, Thursday, will be on the chilly side with the wind, rain, cloudy skies, and cool air mass.

Thursday night and Friday morning will be quite chilly, with areas of fog creating low visibility. Very Fall-like, even though the calendar says the start of Fall is still a week away.

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