Freezing fog this evening, warmer weekend in store

Freezing fog this evening, warmer weekend in store

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THIS AFTERNOON: It's been a cold, drizzly day. The cold front blasted across the area this morning, with a fast drop in the temperature. According to our friends at the National Weather Service, the temperature dropped about 10 degrees in 10 minutes. The heavy rain has been downstate, ahead of the front.

But now late afternoon/early evening some fog has been building south from the Panhandle. As of 5:30 it's reached Lubbock. With the temperature around 31-33 degrees, it's possible this fog or freezing drizzle will create a few icy patches on bridges. It's tough to know how exactly things develop with the temp in the low 30s and light amounts of water, but it's something to watch out for. 

TONIGHT: Cloudy and cold, low near 30. Not much wind. There are some wet spots on the roadways, so it's possible some icy patches could develop on bridges. But it's not the same as if it rained tonight and the temperature dropped into the lower 20s. Not a major concern.

TOMORROW: Cloudy in the morning with the clouds thinning from west to east through the day. We should finally get some sun here by the afternoon, helping the temperature to climb to the mid 50s. If the clouds are persistent, and sometimes in these set-ups they don't clear like expected, then it'll stay in the 40s.

It'll be clear and cold for the football games tomorrow night, temp in the 40s.

WEEKEND: A big change for the weekend, with it up near 70 both afternoons.

COLD AGAIN: Another strong cold front is on the way, making Monday and Tuesday much colder. There are some weak signs of light showers Monday, but it's not too great of a chance. The temperature should moderate some by the middle of next week.

Have a great rest of your day. Bobby will have a full update posted here early tomorrow.
-Matt

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