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Following this morning's chill, Spring-time winds and warmth on the way. With the Spring pattern, there is a slight chance of thunderstorms heading into the weekend. Here's my outlook for the rest of the work week and the Mothers' Day Weekend.
Spotty rain showers and the possible rumble of thunder remain in our forecast. The chance for measurable rainfall, however, will be tapering down over the next few days. I've made some changes to my forecast through the weekend. Here's my update.
Today is a First Alert Weather Day due to the potential for severe thunderstorms. Please be "weather aware", watch for possible watches and warnings which may be issued, watch for forecast updates, and have a plan. What will you and your family do if severe weather threatens?
Right on schedule, the cold front in our forecast arrived overnight. In addition to strong winds and some blowing dust, it brought freezing air. In the wake of the front, the area will be unseasonably chilly for a late April afternoon and tonight will be even colder.
Most of the KCBD-South Plains area will warm into the 70s this afternoon. There is, however, a freeze watch for late tonight and tomorrow morning. And a freeze seems more likely the following night-morning.
Today begins much like yesterday, with spotty light rain showers and sprinkles, fog and mist, and temperatures in the 40s. Changes, however, are unfolding. One of the changes follows a cold front with a freeze likely for parts of the viewing area. Here's my latest outlook.
Several weather elements are likely today, including fog, drizzle, rain, and thundershowers. You may want to allow extra drive time today. You may encounter areas of low visibility and wet pavement (and other surfaces).
Scattered showers and a few thundershowers are likely, at times, through Thursday. Most spots in the KCBD viewing area will receive only light amounts of rain. Where the showers are accompanied by thunder, however, there may be brief downpours.
Temperatures will peak about ten degrees above average for the date this afternoon. The warmth will be followed by a cold front this evening. As the front blows through the South Plains gusts greater than 40 mph and blowing dust are likely. The wind will be followed by a chilly start to our weekend.
Spring typically means changes in our weather over short periods of time. These typically are initiated by cold fronts. Such is the case between yesterday and today. Such again will be the case late this week and early next week.
A mix of clouds and sun, gusty winds, and warmth, will bring us in West Texas our warmest weather in at least five months this afternoon. A cold front will follow tonight. Another cold front will end our work week. And a third cold front affects our weather late in the weekend and early next week.
A clear and cold start in the KCBD viewing area this morning. Some spots dropped to freezing or below, and patchy frost was likely. We will be shaking off the cold in the days ahead, which includes Easter. Oh, Lubbock water restrictions begin today.
A cold start to this Wednesday, followed by a cool afternoon, and then a colder night ahead. Warmer days and nights will end the week, with even more moderation this Easter weekend. Read on for more detail.
Gusty wind behind a cold front will usher in cooler air and set the stage for a freeze for some of the viewing area the next two nights. Here's my outlook for the remainder of Holy Week, including Easter.
Some windy days and swings in temperature, but rather mild Spring weather in store for the KCBD viewing area. Even following our recent rains, we will have an elevated grassland fire danger during our windy periods. Later in the week a freeze is likely for parts of the KCBD viewing area.
In the days ahead, while we will have windy days and swings in temperature, rather mild Spring weather is in store for the KCBD viewing area. Even following our recent rains, we will have an elevated grassland fire danger during our windy periods.
After a cold start with temperatures near freezing this morning, a warmup gets underway this afternoon. That's before the next cold front, arriving this weekend. That will be followed by even warmer weather early next week, just before another cold front.