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South Plains possible winter driving hazards

Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 7:38 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 3:18 PM CST
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Winter Weather update:

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 3 AM TO 6 PM CST WEDNESDAY

Snow and areas of freezing drizzle expected. Total snow accumulations from a dusting up to two inches. Light glaze of ice is also possible. Highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the southern Panhandle where up to 3 inches of snow is possible.

This Advisory includes the South Plains, southern Texas Panhandle and northern Rolling Plains. Effective from 3 AM to 6 PM CST Wednesday. Snow chances should increase first in the southwest Panhandle and then spread across the area during the morning, ending in most areas by late afternoon.

Roads, and especially bridges and overpasses, will likely become slick and hazardous. Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday morning and evening commutes.

Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving. If you are going outside, watch your first few steps taken on stairs, sidewalks, and driveways.

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Winter weather, including snow, may dominate casual and not-so-casual conversation today and tomorrow. To call the incoming winter weather system a storm may be a stretch for these here parts. It may be, however, impactful.

The brunt of the winter weather doesn’t begin until early tomorrow.

To call the incoming winter weather system a storm may be a stretch for these here parts. It is...
To call the incoming winter weather system a storm may be a stretch for these here parts. It is likely, however, to be impactful.(KCBD First Alert)

Before it begins, today will be mostly sunny, notably chillier (than yesterday), plus with a chilly breeze. Highs today will range from the upper 40s in the northern KCBD viewing area to the mid-50s, possibly upper 50s, in the southern viewing area.

Before the winter weather mentioned in the story begins, today will be mostly sunny, notably...
Before the winter weather mentioned in the story begins, today will be mostly sunny, notably chillier than yesterday, with a chilly breeze to boot.(KCBD First Alert)

Some high clouds will begin to show up this afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies tonight. It will be a cold night, with wind chills in the teens and possibly in the single-digits by sunrise.

There is a slight chance of a very light wintry mix late tonight. Accumulation is unlikely but not impossible.

Patchy ice and light snow showers possible Wednesday morning. Wind chill in the single-digits...
Patchy ice and light snow showers possible Wednesday morning. Wind chill in the single-digits and teens are likely.(KCBD First Alert)

Light snow showers are likely tomorrow, which will be cloudy, breezy, and very cold. Snowfall amounts of a trace up to 2 inches are possible in the KCBD viewing area. Patchy ice also is possible. Temperatures in the Lubbock area tomorrow will range from a morning low of about 21° to a peak of about 29°.

Snow showers will gradually end from west to east tomorrow afternoon, with a few showers lingering through early evening over the eastern viewing area.

Hazardous road conditions may continue into Thursday morning. In addition to areas of ice and snow on area roads, there may be patchy freezing fog.

Drive smart, stay safe.

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