First Alert Forecast: Rollercoaster temperatures

(Source: KCBD)
(Source: KCBD)
Updated: Apr. 5, 2018 at 9:06 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Clouds overnight led to a not so cold morning. There's still a chill in the breeze. That breeze this morning is likely to range between 10 and 20 mph, but this afternoon mostly 5 to 15 mph.

The best wind relief we see for a while. Soaring temperatures this afternoon will take highs to well-above average. My forecast high for Lubbock is 11° above the April 5 average (72°). Today's warmth will lead to a milder overnight, giving us a good start toward a warm Friday afternoon.

The next cold front will arrive late Friday, though a specific time is elusive. If earlier, my forecast is too warm. If later, not warm enough. Regardless, I expect a cold wind Friday evening.

A freeze again appears likely for the northwestern third or so of the KCBD viewing area Friday night - actually, Saturday morning. Compared to Tuesday's front, this next is stronger, the air behind it colder, the potential for a freeze greater. However, we may be mostly cloudy to cloudy and somewhat windy - factors which may tip the scale just enough that Lubbock will miss out on, or luck out of, a freeze Saturday morning.

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