Snowy, windy, and cold - FOX34 Lubbock

Snowy, windy, and cold

There's no doubt that the next 48 hours or so will be cold and windy. Temperatures will dip below freezing for most everyone across the South Plains overnight and many of us have a good chance for at least some measurable snowfall. The temperature will barely rise Monday with mostly cloudy skies persisting much of the day. Expect freezing temperatures for most of Monday, with lows dropping to the teens for much of the area Monday night. We'll likely see a hard freeze warning issued as a result.

snow total map

With the cold air we have strong winds expected. Strong winds out of the north will likely range from 20-35 mph with gusts even higher. Add in the wind and it'll feel like the teens much of the day Monday. North wind 20-35mph with some higher gusts.

As for snow, it's likely much of our area will get some snow. It may first fall as rain or freezing rain tonight, changing over to snow in the morning. But the main show for significant accumulations should be well north of here.

Window for snow runs through Monday morning, with showers out of here by mid-day/early afternoon.

This is just one forecast model, but lines up with a lot of the other data we've received this morning. There should be a narrow band of heavier snow somewhere in the region. Can't rule it out for our area. But at this point we think it'll be closer to or north of I-40 from Northeast New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle.

Around Lubbock it'll probably be a dusting to maybe an inch. That's not much to cause issues. But with the wind, visibility will be low when it is snowing. And it still could be enough to make slick spots on some bridges. Because of the timing of all this, we'll have to wait to early morning to know whether roads are clear or if there are some slick spots. There are always surprises with winter weather here, but we don't think this will be a major impact on Lubbock.

winter storm watch

I'll be live tonight on the News at Nine with the latest updates so stay tuned for changing weather conditions. Beyond Monday, we do "warm" up with lots of sunshine in the forecast.


 Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III


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