The first significant winter storm of the season has arrived to the South Plains.
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for all of the KCBD viewing area. Icy conditions could develop as early as Friday morning. This Watch could be upgraded to a warning later tonight, or Friday.
The front was in Amarillo by mid-day and then rapidly moved south into the South Plains.
This is a very strong early season type of front with winds from 30-40 mph, low wind chills, very low temperatures and a chance for freezing rain, sleet and snow from late Thursday through Sunday.
After edging to around 70 degrees on Thursday, the front will drop temps to the low 20s Friday morning. Temperatures will stay in the 20s through mid day Saturday.
Travel problems may develop by early Friday and continue throughout the weekend.
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