First Alert Forecast: Skirt alert, no-burn day across viewing area

First Alert Forecast: Skirt alert, no-burn day across viewing area

(KCBD) - A cold front will blow through Lubbock from north to south this morning. This front brings wind but no precipitation. The northerly wind behind the front will become sustained at 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 40 mph. Skies mostly sunny, temperatures only around 60 degrees in the far northwest to the mid, possibly upper, 70s in the far southwest viewing area.

Based on this morning's data, I expect breezy conditions through late evening. Speeds should gradually drop overnight and, combined with mostly fair skies and the dry air behind the front, a freeze is likely in spots on the South Plains to the west and north of Lubbock.

Lubbock, too, may experience a light freeze (more likely outside of the more built-up areas inside the city). People in these areas with tender vegetation may want to take steps to protect those plants. Don't forget pets.

Another freeze may follow Saturday morning, behind another cold front.

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