This weeks outlook: Light winds, cold front and maybe rain

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Updated: Apr. 22, 2018 at 9:56 PM CDT
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(KCBD) - Sunday was terrific across West Texas for Earth Day! Lubbock reached 71 degrees after a morning low of 38 degrees.

Peak wind gust was only 23 mph at the airport. A freeze was reported at Muleshoe after a morning low of 30 degrees.

Gail, Lake Alan Henry and Snyder reached 74 degrees for the warmest temperature in our viewing area. No precipitation was reported.

OVERNIGHT/MONDAY

Fair skies are expected overnight. Low temperatures should be warmer with most areas in the lower to middle 40s. A few 30s possible western areas. Light winds overnight.

Monday should be another nice day with highs in the upper 70's to near 80 degrees in Lubbock. Southerly winds at 10 to 20 mph.

TUESDAY STORM CHANCES?

A cold front should track across the area Tuesday evening. This boundary could bring us a slight chance of thunderstorms across the viewing area. There is a marginal severe weather risk exists, but too low to mention at the moment.

Highs will be in the lower to-middle-80s ahead of the cold front.

OVERNIGHT STORMS TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY

Behind the cold front, it will be windy and colder. Models show showers behind the cold front with embedded thunderstorms possible.

European models are showing a light wintry mix possible across the Panhandle Wednesday morning. No problems are expected with this activity.

Wednesday should remain mostly cloudy, windy and much cooler. Scattered showers possible during the morning hours diminishing during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s.

NICE THURSDAY

High pressure should bring us a nice Thursday. Models want to bring isolated storms to the western areas, but remains to be seen.

Not confident with drier air in place. Highs will be in the middle to upper 70s. Another cold front possible late in the day bringing north winds and cooler temperatures.

COOLER FRIDAY

Cold front should keep temperatures cooler Friday. Keeping Friday mostly dry at this point although a few showers are possible.  This front is not expected to be as strong as Wednesday's frontal boundary.  Highs in the lower to middle 70's.

UNSETTLED WEEKEND?

Models are not handling the weekend well at the moment. High pressure for the first part of Saturday, but a dryline may take shape by Saturday afternoon promoting isolated afternoon and evening storms, mainly west.

Highs in the 70s Saturday. Eighties are expected Sunday with a slight chance of storms in the forecast.

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