This morning is the coldest so far this season for much of the KCBD viewing area. Temperatures in the 40s are common on the Caprock. Lubbock (at the airport) was at 45 degrees at 6:30, the coldest reading since mid-April - but nowhere near the low of 33 degrees recorded on this date in 1932. A significant difference compared to yesterday morning is the lack of wind.
This afternoon will bring a wide range of temperatures to the viewing area, with highs in the mid-60s over the northern Rolling Plains (northeast of Lubbock) to the mid-80s in the Llano Estacado (southwest of Lubbock). Winds will remain on the light side through much of the afternoon.
This evening winds will pick up, announcing the arrival of the leading edge of a second surge of cold air - the coldest of the season so far. Wind speeds will not get quite as high as Thursday morning, but late Friday evening into Saturday morning will be windy. Early Saturday wind chills in the 30s and even 20s will be possible.
The chance of measurable precipitation will be low, but areas of drizzle are likely Friday night and Saturday morning.
A first frost or light freeze may occur Sunday morning over the northwestern KCBD view
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