Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Forecast
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Thanksgiving in West Texas begins with a cold north wind and ends chilly. Tonight will be our coldest in a while, perhaps the coldest of the season so far. Rain chances remain elusive, but there is one day with a slim chance.
This afternoon decreasing wind speeds under a partly cloudy sky. It will be much cooler, with highs from about 50 to 55 degrees. By late afternoon a mostly sunny sky and a light wind.
The cold front that moved through the viewing area last evening is generating showers and a few thunderstorms to the east of us today. From South Texas, to the Gulf States, then northward into the Great Lakes.
Tonight the viewing area will be cold. Temperatures will drop into the 20s on the Caprock and the upper 20s to low 30s east of the Caprock. Lubbock’s coldest temperature this season to date is 28°.
Temperatures will return to slightly above average and clouds will begin to return Friday afternoon. Temperatures will peak in the 60s, about five degrees above average for the date. It will be slightly breezy with a southwesterly wind of 10 to 20 mph.
A slight chance of rain will exist in the KCBD viewing area Saturday. The chance of measurable precipitation will range from less than 10 percent in the northern viewing area (Panhandle area) to near 30 percent in the southern viewing area (Permian Basin area).
The next cold front will move south through the area Saturday afternoon.
Saturday and Sunday temperatures will dip into the 30s both mornings and climb into the low 60s both afternoons.
Other than possibly wet pavement, I do not expect any weather-related travel issues in the KCBD viewing area through the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. As always, if you will be traveling by air we recommend you check flight status with the respective airline.
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