Alaska storm brings freezing temps to the South Plains - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Alaska storm brings freezing temps to the South Plains

Lubbock had single-digit temps this time last year. (KCBD File Photo) Lubbock had single-digit temps this time last year. (KCBD File Photo)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The storm system that's headed to the South Plains is part of the same storm system that hit Alaska two weeks ago.

It produced temperatures well below freezing - bitter cold temps - 49 degrees below zero.

The worst of the storm is expected Sunday, bringing back memories from a year ago.

Snow blanketed the Lubbock area on February 2nd, 2011. Temperatures were in the single digits.

Winds blew, and roadways were very dangerous - with slick ice.

This weekend's weather doesn't look to be quite that severe, but it will be very cold.

Temperatures on Sunday are not expected to be above 30 degrees.

Fortunately TxDOT is prepared for the weather.

Their main concern is icy roads. Crews aren't salting yet, but they say they're keeping an eye on things.

TxDOT representative Dianah Ascencio says, "We also have a crew standing by, just in case we do need to call them out to handle any extreme weather in the area."

The cold is expected to last through the weekend, but sunshine should return by Monday.

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