Cold temps, but no snow expected Christmas Eve into Monday

Cold temps, but no snow expected Christmas Eve into Monday
Source: KCBD Graphic
Source: KCBD Graphic
Source: KCBD Graphic

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Merry Christmas Eve!

Wind chill made it feel like cities across the South Plains were in the single digits and teens Sunday morning.

Temperatures will be much colder Sunday behind a gusty dry front pushing through the South Plains Sunday morning. High temperature in Lubbock will only reach 41 degrees Sunday afternoon. Counties in the northwest South Plains will struggle to get out of the 30s.

Wind speeds will reduce briefly overnight and become more southerly by morning. It will be a very chilly Christmas Eve with overnight temperatures dropping into the low 20s to start Christmas Day.

Southwesterly wind returns for Christmas Day with speeds increasing to become sustained between 10-15mph with high temperature near 55 degrees.  No rain or snow for this Christmas throughout the LoneStar State which will make traveling by car much smoother.

Temperatures will start in the mid 20s Tuesday with another shot of cold air entering the region that morning, keeping high temperatures for the day after Christmas in the mid 40s.

Rain chances will increase for east and southeast Texas Tuesday through Wednesday which could create some messy travel conditions.

Wednesday starts out very cold again with temperatures dipping into the low 20s, afternoon high temperatures will remain in the mid 40s.

Weather models this morning are in large disagreement about what happens beyond Tuesday, some data even suggesting that showers will begin to develop on the South Plains by Wednesday afternoon.

I'm keeping precipitation chances out of the forecast for now and will continue to monitor data and update you as the week progresses.

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