Travel hazards to continue through the New Year

Published: Dec. 31, 2015 at 3:26 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 30, 2016 at 2:28 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Hazardous travel will continue through Friday on the south plains. Thursday morning's threat comes in the form of icy areas and low visibility. Once again freezing fog will blanket a large part of the region, especially eastern areas with visibility from zero to 2 miles at times. The fog will remain until about mid-day.

However, as the fog decreases don't expect much sunshine since another weak storm system will push clouds across the region with a chance of snow by late Thursday evening. This is a weak system so snow amounts are expected to range from 1/2" to near 1" with the greatest amounts along the Texas/New Mexico state line.  Snow will continue thru the last day of the year into the first day of the new year.

I'm expecting colder temps for Thursday and Friday as highs will stay in the mid 30s on New Year's Eve and stay close to freezing for a high on New Year's Day. After the snow exits there will be some sun by Friday afternoon.

The weekend should bring some warmer temperatures as they move to near 40 Saturday and into the mid to upper 40s on Sunday. It will be dry through the weekend with the next rain/snow chance next week.

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