Spring brings high winds, low temps

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Spring officially begins today - specifically, it began at 6:02 AM.

The morning was cold, with temperatures running slightly below average. There are 20s showing up over the northwest KCBD viewing area. The afternoon will be quite seasonable with highs in the 60s. Late this afternoon we will see increasing cloudiness and winds, with gusts near 30 mph possible.

Temperatures soar tomorrow afternoon and will top out in the 70s and 80s. Winds will increase, too, with some blowing dust. It will not be as bad as Sunday's dust and sand storm.

Much cooler, but typical, temperatures are on tap for Friday.

Significant weather is headed our way this weekend. Saturday is shaping up to be very windy with areas of low visibility in widespread blowing dust. Following the wind and dust some much cooler, or colder, air will move in. A hard freeze is a possibility. Temperatures will remain below average for several or more days.

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