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Though shower activity comes to an end today, the day overall will be grey and chilly. Dry and warmer weather returns for the weekend. Precipitation is likely to return just before Thanksgiving. Here's my look ahead.
Fog, drizzle, rain, light snow or flurries, and even meteors are possible in the KCBD viewing area over the next 18 hours. The associated cloud cover is likely to interfere with what some call a legendary meteor shower - the Unicorn Meteor Shower. Colder mornings will follow this weekend.
We will experience our warmest weather in more than a week today through Wednesday. Changes, however, will quickly follow. Those changes include a chance of rain, thunder, and - for a few - wintry showers. Here's what to expect.
Warmer weather this afternoon and tomorrow, followed by the next cold front. This weekend cold front is relatively weak, though it may bring sprinkles, Our next chance for measurable precipitation makes an appearance in my forecast for next week.
There's a chilly, you might find it cold, breeze this morning. It follows an overnight cold front. You'll notice the drop in temperature this afternoon. Rather mild November weather, including more moderate temperatures, will follow in the days ahead.
The record cold air has exited to the east of the KCBD viewing area. Our morning is not as cold and our afternoon will be much warmer. However, the next cold front will enter the viewing area late today, with another late this weekend.
Record cold - it was in our forecast - this morning. The Lubbock airport, as of this writing, has been down to 16°. Temperatures will moderate rapidly over the next 36 hours. That's part of the discussion that follows, which also includes two more cold fronts.
Another grey and cold start, but improving weather - more sun and warmth along with a light breeze - is on the way. For a while. After quite a warm-up the next several afternoons, another big reversal is on the way.
Rainy, windy, cold, and cloudy. That pretty much summarizes today's weather. After today and tonight, there's some relief from the cold ahead. Until the next cold front, which may be as cold if not colder.
Changes are on the way, some of them significant. The changes include much cooler air - some quite cold, rain - some heavy, and storms - some possibly severe. Today's story looks at all of that, and what weather to expect for Game Day.
Much milder weather highlights my forecast, at least for a while. It began this morning, which was not nearly as cold as yesterday. More warming before the next cold front. Late next week a chance of precipitation, possibly including thunderstorms, returns to our forecast.
BOO-ndle up! It's a record cold Halloween and wind chills in the single digits are common this morning, Dress in warm layers. Sunshine and a westerly component to the wind will help raise temperatures into the 50s this afternoon and 60s tomorrow afternoon.
Patchy ice is creating hazardous driving conditions in the viewing area this morning, including in the city of Lubbock. Drive and walk as though you are on thin ice - you may literally be. Slow down and drive to conditions.
This early visit from winter, the second visit in a week, will continue into Thursday morning. Light precipitation is likely, and as temperatures drop the potential for patchy ice will increase. My update follows.
Potentially significant weather this week as colder and colder air moves into the KCBD viewing area. While I expect little in the way of measurable precipitation, it's a set up that favors fog and drizzle and, with temperatures dropping, possibly freezing fog and drizzle.
Yesterday's snowfall was a record. More on that in an update to this story a little later this morning. A warm-up begins today – if warm-up means warmer than yesterday. It will be short lived, however, with several cold fronts lining up to visit West Texas.
Wintry weather is likely in the viewing area today. However, not every location will see snow. I will be updating and adding to this story through the morning. Please check back. Also, I'll add today's video which will include the latest graphics on the when, where, type, and how much precipitation
A strong cold front will bring a variety of weather to the KCBD area over the next 36 hours. Sunshine, wind, thunderstorms, overcast, drizzle, rain, and even some snow are possible. However, only some of the viewing area may see the wintry showers, and some spots may see no precipitation.
Temperatures today will be much like yesterday, but with much less wind it will be a more comfortable day. The late-week cold front I've been highlighting since last Thursday continues to look significant in terms of temperature and wind, but there remains uncertainty about precipitation.
It's a much colder day across the KCBD viewing area following a strong cold front overnight. In addition, with the breeze, some wind chills have dipped near 20 degrees in the northern viewing area. What appears to be a stronger cold front is on track to affect us late this week.
A series of cold fronts will move across West Texas through next week. Each front will be preceded by wind and warmth and followed by colder but dry air. Two of these fronts figure in my weekend forecast, while the third is a factor in my update on our next potential "weather-maker."
Warmer weather is on the way this afternoon and tomorrow. In addition, it will be somewhat breezy today and somewhat windy tomorrow. Then the next cold front arrives. Also in today's story, there's a hint of some very cold air possibly bringing some precipitation late next week.
Temperatures will "bounce" as cold fronts move across West Texas every two to three days. Ahead of each front we will see warmer days and nights and behind each colder days and nights. A pattern where just hours apart you may don or shed a jacket, and then do it again.
A cold front is moving south through the KCBD viewing area. Some spots may not get above 70 degrees this afternoon and the entire viewing area will be colder tonight. A second cold front will arrive late this week. A third, potentially stronger, cold front will follow. Here's a look ahead.
Lubbock recorded its official first freeze of the season Saturday morning. It was quite early. I've included some stats later in this story. There are no freezing temperatures in my extended forecast, though there are a couple of cold fronts.