THIS AFTERNOON: It's a beautiful day with lots of sunshine, temperature in the 60s and 70s. Looking out west there's a ridge of higher pressure over California down to the Baja, edging east. There's snow up from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes and a few showers over the Eastern Seaboard. For travel around our region next few days it looks pretty good.
WARM SATURDAY: High near 84, wind SW 10-20mph for most of the day. Some point late afternoon or in the evening the wind will shift out of the NE. That's the next cold front.
COOL EASTER: Clouds will hang around much of the day. There may even be a little bit of drizzle. There's also potential for our forecast to be way off. These cold air masses are tough to forecast. For now we're going with the forecast model that usually handles the cold air better...knowing that other models have sun and mid 70s.
Morning low near 44, mostly cloudy through the day, high temp lower 60s. Sunrise 7:35. Even though we're expecting it to stay cool around Lubbock, it won't be for all of our area. It should be significantly warmer to the southwest, from Hobbs to Seminole in the 80s, possibly as warm as 90 Midland and points south.
NEXT WEEK: The cool air doesn't stick around. We'll climb back to the mid 80s on Monday. Another brief cool-down is expected on Wednesday. No significant rain chance through next week.
Have a great weekend and Happy Easter. Bobby will have a full update to the forecast Saturday afternoon.