LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK Chief Meteorologist Jacob Riley has your Wednesday night weather update.
Tonight: The cold front crosses it. Minimum of 36 Â°. Winds NE 20-25 MPH.
Tomorrow: AM clouds and windy. High 52 Â°. Winds NE 20-25 MPH.
A cold front will continue to pass through the KLBK observation area this evening overnight, helping to bring in much cooler air. Low temperatures will range from the mid-1920s to the lower 1940s under mostly cloudy skies, with winds blowing from the northeast near 30 MPH.
Thanksgiving Day appears to start mostly cloudy around the southern plains. Northerly winds around 20-25 MPH will stay most of the day making it feel cooler than it actually will be. Peaks will not peak until the mid-1940s to mid-1950s across the region, with wind chill values ââremaining in the 1930s and 1940s for most of the day. Clouds will start to dissipate north to south later in the day, with partly cloudy skies returning as the sun sets. Clear skies will return overnight, allowing temperatures to drop! If you’re going late for some Black Friday shopping deals, be sure to bundle up! At sunrise on Friday, the lows will range from the upper 10s to the lower 30s.
After a freezing start, slightly above average temperatures will be back for Friday afternoon and evening! The peaks will range from the upper 50s to the upper 60s under mostly sunny skies. Winds will return to the southwest, with gusts sometimes exceeding 20 MPH. Overnight, a few clouds will return to the southern parts of the forecast area. The minimums will drop to around 30 to mid 40 by Saturday morning.
Small businesses on Saturday will be cloudy and warm in the southern plains. The further south you live, the greater the cloud cover. A cutoff low pressure system will cross south Texas, increasing the chance of rain in the Permian Basin. Areas south of Lubbock might see a few drops, and maybe even a little buildup! Maximums will be in the 1960s and 1970s, with west-northwest winds of around 12-18 MPH. Saturday night will be a little cooler as a weak cold front crosses the region. Lows will bottom out in the mid 1920s to 1940s under partly cloudy skies.
On Sunday it will be a few degrees cooler behind our forehead, but the highs will still be a few degrees above average. From Sunday through Wednesday next week, we will continue to see above average temperatures in western Texas and eastern New Mexico. Morning lows will also remain somewhat warmer than average, not reaching troughs until the upper 1920s through the mid-1940s. Unfortunately, no significant likelihood of precipitation exists throughout the forecast period.
Climate data from Lubbock for Wednesday, November 24:
Sunrise: 7:28 a.m. CDT
Sunset: 5:40 p.m. CDT
Normal high: 61 Â°
High record: 84 Â° (2017)
Normal low: 33 Â°
Record low: 7 Â° (1938)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving, South Plains! Have a good trip !
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