Warmer this weekend, cold again next week

Warmer this weekend, cold again next week

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Yesterday's snow, although as minimal as could be and still be considered "measurable", is a record-setter. The 0.1" of snow measured at the Lubbock International Airport is the second-earliest snow on record here; records go back a little over a century. The all-time record is 0.6" of snow Oct. 17, 1999. We also set a record low this morning, dropping to 28. Previous daily record was 30.

Since then it's been sunny and cool, temperature in the upper 40s to mid 50s across the area.

It'll be cold for the Friday night football games, in the 40s heading out to the games, dropping to the upper 30s by 10 or 11 p.m. Clear sky, wind N/NW 5-15mph.

TONIGHT: Clear and cold, low near 29 in Lubbock. Wind NW/SW 5-10mph. Some fog is possible north of the city, where some snow was on the ground.

WARMER WEEKEND: Saturday will rebound to the mid 70s with a gusty SW wind. A cold front will arrive mid-day Sunday, likely leading to a large north-to-south temperature range across our area. We're forecasting mid-60s in Lubbock, but this will probably be an afternoon where we have the temperature 48 at Dimmitt and Tulia and 73 in Gail and Snyder.

NEXT WEEK: It's going to stay cold for much of the country. Monday and Tuesday will be in the mid 50s here, before a stronger push of cold air arrives mid-week, complete with more hard freezes. Computers are showing some light wintry precipitation, but it's too far out for any specific outlook. Right now the lift looks weak, so it would probably be drizzle than showers. We'll keep an eye on this in the coming days.

It should stay cool through the end of next week.

TEXAS TECH: Slight chance for rain in Lawrence during the day tomorrow. The chance drops off during the evening. Kickoff lower 50s, dropping into the mid 40s by the end of the game. Sunset 6:28 p.m. Not much wind.

Have a great weekend. And a big thanks to Bobby and Robert for filling in for me this week. No, it's not to escape staying up late for World Series games. There's plenty of this sickness crud going around. Hope you don't catch it...and if you do, stay home from the office and get some rest. I'm not used to getting sick for days in a row. 

-Matt

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