THIS AFTERNOON: We've been locked in the clouds most of the day, but we're finally seeing some blue sky. This has pushed the temperature up near 50. It's a bit colder to the north, over the Panhandle. This clearing trend will continue next few hours.
TONIGHT: Cold for the playoff football games, 40s most of the evening, dropping into the 30s by about 10 p.m.
Some fog will probably develop in the morning, low near 33. Freezing fog is possible north, in the Panhandle.
SATURDAY: After fog and low clouds in the morning, it'll become sunny. High near 61, wind NW 10-16mph.
It'll be cold for the Texas Tech game. Kickoff near 53, dropping to around 40 by the end of the game. Clear, NW wind diminishing through the game.
SUNDAY: It'll be warmer, high near 67, wind W 10-18mph.
NEXT WEEK: It'll turn colder by mid-week. We're seeing some consistency in the computers advertising an upper-level storm system moving this way by Wednesday or Thanksgiving. What's less certain is how cold it will get. For now we have a slight chance for rain Wednesday and Thursday, though it's possible parts of the area could see some wintry precip mix in Wednesday morning. It's too far out to have any certainty. But it is likely it'll turn colder.
Have a great weekend. Robert will have an update to the forecast here Saturday afternoon.
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