Very windy Tuesday, wet weather late Wed into Thanksgiving

Very windy Tuesday, wet weather late Wed into Thanksgiving

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THIS AFTERNOON: It's a mild day with 60s and 70s across the area, some high clouds streaming in from the southwest. Meanwhile, there's a powerful storm system bringing snow to the Rockies that will kick the wind up here.

TONIGHT: Low in the mid 40s, partly cloudy, wind SW 10-20mph.

TOMORROW: Very windy, high temp near 59. Wind out of the west averaging 25-45mph, gusts of 50-60mph. Strongest wind is expected from around Noon to 4 p.m. This will likely be enough to kick up quite a bit of blowing dust and make it tough to drive tall vehicles on north-sound highways. While the air won't be too dry, if any fires develop, they will get out of hand quickly.

If you already have Christmas decorations up, be sure they are secure. As in West Texas windy day secure.

WET WEATHER: Wednesday will start mostly sunny, with clouds increasing during the afternoon. By Wednesday evening we expect some rain showers to move into the area. The rain chance goes up early on Thanksgiving.

At this point it looks like this should be all rain or predominantly rain around Lubbock. Farther northwest and north there could be some freezing rain or snow. But amounts don't look too great. There's a greater risk for some slick spots on roads up around Amarillo.

The temperature will be critical. With a SE wind much of Wednesday, it should prevent the air from cooling too much Thursday morning. But it still will be chilly both Wednesday and Thanksgiving.

By Friday we have just a slight chance for a shower and warmer weather. It'll turn colder with gusty wind this weekend.

Check back here for updates on this forecast. Bobby will have new information tomorrow morning.
-Matt

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