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Yesterday afternoon was quite mild. Today's will be too. On the way, however, is a cold front. Ahead of the front another day or two of above-average temperatures. But the front will bring more than just cooler air.
Meteorologically, this is the first day of Spring. Snow and other wintry precipitation, however, has been falling this morning in the KCBD viewing area. Much more spring-like weather is knocking on the door.
Once again, weather today will be quite different than the day before. This time though, instead of dropping, temperatures will be climbing. However, the cold front I’ve mentioned the past few days remains on track to pass through the KCBD viewing area this weekend.
It was like a visit from Spring. Somewhat windy with a seasonably very warm afternoon yesterday. Now a reminder that it's still winter. Highs from Tuesday to Thursday will drop as much as 35 to 40 degrees. Plus, there's a chance of precipitation.
Today's weather will be very Spring-like, but quickly followed by a reminder that the season is still Winter. Following today's well-above average temperatures, a cold front will drop our highs nearly 40 degrees by Thursday. Accompanying the drop, a slight chance of showers.
For the first time in more than 7 days, temperatures today will climb above freezing across the KCBD viewing area. Lubbock today will top out about 20 degrees warmer than yesterday. There is, however, another next cold front in sight.
Some of the worst road conditions during this winter weather event are being reported this morning. Additional snowfall will be very light, but drivers - and walkers and joggers - should anticipate snow-packed and icy surfaces.
The coldest weather in decades, possibly a half century, will settle over the KCBD viewing and surrounding areas this weekend. This is dangerous cold for those not properly prepared. The danger will be compounded by hazardous travel conditions with the expected snowfall.
In real estate it's all about location, location, location. In weather it's all about temperature, temperature, temperature. At least for the next seven or so days. The cold weather may lead to some hazardous travel conditions.
Changes are on the way, though for most of the KCBD viewing area it will be gradual. I've been mentioning I expect the coldest weather of the season, at least so far, to move into the viewing area this week.
Seasonably mild temperatures, which means cold nights, cold early mornings, and cool afternoons, will continue through the weekend. Arctic-themed temperatures, however, highlight next week's weather. The cold may be accompanied by wintry showers.
Relief from the wind continues today, but strong winds will return later this week as another strong winter storm brushes by the KCBD viewing area. It may even bring light showers. It will bring some chilly air.
High winds today will create hazardous travel conditions and may cause loose items on your property to become flying objects. Here’s what we expect with today’s winds, and what we expect in the days ahead.
Wind relief is on the way today as yesterday's wind-maker gradually moves away from West Texas. The effects of the next wind-generator, however, are already apparent in our 7-Day Forecast. Before that system cranks up the wind, it brings a brief chance of rain to the KCBD viewing area.
A strong low-pressure area over the southwestern US is gradually edging toward West Texas. It may rouse a few sprinkles, even a few snowflakes, to fall on the KCBD viewing area. Here's what I expect today, and our next chance of precipitation.
Similar to yesterday morning, patchy light rain is falling over the southern KCBD viewing area this morning. Once again, much will not reach the ground. The pattern also supports a chance of light rain late today and late in the weekend.