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South Plains weather will change little through the weekend. Notable changes, or at least what may become notalbe changes, will follow. Here's my update through the weekend and our next chance of precipitation.
What a difference a few hours can make in our weather here in the South Plains f West Texas. This morning there were areas of ice and low visibility in fog. This afternoon we will see decreasing clouds and increasing winds. Quite a change heading into the weekend.
Patchy ice and areas of low visibility in fog are possible this morning. Drive to conditions. Allow extra drive time, slow down, keep extra space between vehicles, and drive with low-beam headlights on. Improving conditions are on the way.
Another day of gusty winds ahead, and with similar temperatures and the dry air, it's a no burn day due to the elevated wildfire danger. In this story, and the video I'll post here a little later this morning, temperatures, winds, and an update on our late-week precipitation chance.
It's time to ring out the old and ring in the new. Local weather will be quite mild, whether you celebrate or not. A cold front will arrive shortly after the start of the new year, and some wintry showers may follow. I’ve included 2019 precipitation totals for the KCBD viewing area in this post.
Bundle up before heading out this morning. Wind chills, even with a light breeze, are in the teens and 20s. The chill will linger this afternoon, but we will be warmer both tomorrow and New Year's afternoon. After that, our next cold front.
This month so far has been dry. Not even a trace of precipitation has been reported at the Lubbock Airport. I'm hopeful, and that's reflected in my forecast, the dry pattern will take a hit over the next 36 hours.
The mild and seasonably warm weather of late will continue through Christmas across the South Plains and West Texas. One spot, however, may see a few light rain showers late Christmas Eve. Much of the area may see precipitation late in the holiday week. Here's my look ahead.
Rain showers may fall east and southeast of the viewing area today, but we continue on course for a dry weekend locally. Some rain showers may fall on the KCBD area around Christmas, as I've been noting the past several days. So, here's the update on today, the weekend, and those Christmas showers.
Weather will not be causing travel issues in the viewing area or across the Lone Star State today. Locally we will be dry through at least the weekend. There remains, however, a slight chance of showers around Christmas. More on that follows in this post.
This morning is even colder than yesterday. Temperatures are in the 20s and teens with wind chills in the teens and single-digits. This afternoon, while still chilly, will be milder than yesterday. Even warmer afternoons are coming our way late this week and this weekend.
One of the year's best meteor showers peaks tonight. What will viewing conditions be like? In the post that follows I cover that, plus your weekend - the last one of calendar Autumn - and the cold air heading our way.