LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Quite a change to a generally gray, chilly, and damp afternoon. Or if not actually damp, a damp feel. It will be followed by quite a warmup before the arrival of a cold front this weekend.
Cloudy and very chilly this afternoon. Drizzle or a few sprinkles are possible until late tonight. There is a slight chance of sprinkles or a few very light rain showers over the eastern viewing area.
Morning wind chills are mostly in the teens and 20s. Afternoon highs will range from about 40 to 45 degrees. The east-northeast wind will range from around 10 to 20 mph.
Drizzle or a few sprinkles are possible tonight, which will be cloudy and cold. Lows will dip into the 20s and 30s, ranging from the low 20s in the far northwestern viewing area to the low 30s in the far southeast.
We’ll see a quick turnaround in our weather tomorrow. Friday will be partly cloudy with a breezy and warmer afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the mid- to upper 60s.
The South Plains and West Texas will be even warmer Saturday. Highs will run from the mid-60s to low 70s. It will be a partly cloudy and quite breezy day. Outdoor activity involving open flames, or which may generate sparks, is discouraged.
The next cold front arrives Sunday, the last day of February. It should be at least somewhat windy, and it will be cooler. Highs will mostly be in the 50s.
Colder air will follow Sunday night and Monday.
Compared to yesterday and the day before, data today is a little more supportive of precipitation Monday. Temperatures at times will be low enough that there may be some wintry showers.
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60°F was the high at the Lubbock airport yesterday. One degree below the average for the date. The February 24 record high is 89° (set in 1918).
31° was the low reported at the Lubbock airport this morning (unofficial as of this writing). Lubbock’s February 25 average low is 32° and the high 61°. The record low for the date is -8° (set in 1960) and the record high 86° (set in 1917 and tied in 1989).
No precipitation was recorded yesterday at the Lubbock airport. The total for the month-to-date is 0.25″, which is 0.39″ below average. The total for the year-to-date is 1.25″, which is 0.04″ below average.
Lubbock’s snowfall total (recorded at the airport) for the season-to-date is 12.0″, which is 4.7″ above the average-to-date.
Lubbock’s weather record dates from January 1911.
Today’s sunset in Lubbock is at 6:41 PM CST. Tomorrow’s sunrise is at 7:19 AM CST.