Weather: Drastic changes coming over the weekend - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Weather: Drastic changes coming over the weekend

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Following an early week cold blast, the South Plains has been spoiled with wonderful spring-time weather. This 'spring-like' weather pattern with mild temperatures and gusty afternoon winds will continue across west Texas for the next few days.

But, in true Texas fashion, the weather will drastically change heading into the weekend and early next week. Beginning late Thursday and lasting through the weekend, there is a high chance of thunderstorms, and these storms have the potential to produce large hail and damaging winds.

Easter Sunday may give us a break from the storms, though rains cannot be ruled out completely. Highs will be near seasonal averages, under partly cloudy skies.

With such a spring-like forecast, can we declare winter over? Not quite! Old Man Winter will likely visit the South Plains once again early next week, bringing with him much colder temperatures and the threat of wintry weather for portions of West Texas.

This pattern of constant changes has become increasingly common for the South Plains. These drastic changes must be nature's way of ushering in April Fool's Day next week.

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