Windy and colder with slight precipitation chances overnight

Windy and colder with slight precipitation chances overnight
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -Strong winds remain in the forecast across the viewing area this evening as a cold front tracks across the South Plains.

The cold front will switch winds to the north this evening. Wind gusts over 40 to 50 mph remain possible through midnight.

Blowing dust may reduce visibilities to less than a mile in some areas this evening.

After midnight, colder air spills across the area. Temperatures tumble into the upper 20’s and lower 30’s for overnight lows. North winds continue at 20 to 35 mph through daybreak Saturday.

In addition to gusty winds, there will be a few showers and isolated thunderstorms possible through midnight for the Lubbock area.

A light wintry mix is also possible after midnight. This favors areas north and west of Lubbock. No accumulations are expected at this time.

Sunny skies are in the forecast Saturday. Highs remain in the 50’s with gusty winds Saturday. North-northwest winds taper off during the afternoon hours.

It will be cold Saturday night with lows in the 20’s again. No precipitation is expected.

Sunday should be warmer as southwest winds return. Highs warm into the 60’s Sunday afternoon with southwest winds increasing to 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts possible.

Colder air is expected next week as arctic air spills across the country next week.

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