First Alert Forecast: A reinforcing shot of cold air moving into - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

First Alert Forecast: A reinforcing shot of cold air moving into the area

(Source: First Alert Forecast Center) (Source: First Alert Forecast Center)
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A reinforcing shot of cold air is moving into the viewing area, behind an overnight cold front. With the wind, wind chills in the teens will persist through mid-morning, then 20s into early afternoon. Dress for it. The air is quite dry (dewpoints in the teens) and is shutting down the flurries/light snow that has been falling over the southern counties of the KCBD viewing area. Flurries may linger into mid-morning over the far southeastern viewing area.

Snow is expected to continue much of the day to the southwest (Far West Texas, Big Bend Country) and south (Permian Basin, Hill Country) of us. Weather hazards are possible this morning in those areas, mainly in the higher elevations and possible bridges and overpasses.

Cloud cover will gradually diminish from north to south, with mostly sunny skies north and mostly cloudy skies south. In between, Lubbock is likely to remain cloudy through the morning, with gradually increasing sunshine this afternoon. Wind speeds this morning of 10 to 20 mph will gradually drop down into the 5 to 15 mph range.

Tonight likely will be colder, but winds lighter, so it won't feel as cold when heading out Friday morning. Warmer temperatures are on the way, details available now in our forecast (available below, on-air, online, and in-app).

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The precipitation (liquid) from this event at the Lubbock airport totaled just a trace. Areas south of Lubbock recorded from a few hundredths to a third of an inch.  Lubbock's precipitation total for the month so far also is a trace. The total for the year so far is 21.95", which is 3.45" above the average to date and 2.83" above the City's annual average.

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