updated 9:54 p.m. - The National Weather Service has expanded the winter weather advisory to include Lubbock and the South Plains.
The advisory is issued for the potential of some icing on bridges and other elevated surfaces. While it won't be a lot of ice, where it does develop, it could be enough to cause issues driving. Please slow down. Right now roads are mainly wet, but it won't take much for this to become some ice on bridges. Earlier this evening there were multiple wrecks on the South Loop...and the road was just wet.
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Also, the visibility has dropped off, with areas of freezing drizzle and fog. We expect the temperature to hold roughly where it is now through about 2 a.m. or so, then should probably climb a slight bit through 8 a.m.
There are some showers in New Mexico at 10 p.m., heading our way. These should move through late tonight/early morning, a few hours either side of Midnight. Some thunder is even possible. The showers will probably be rain or freezing rain (falls as liquid, then makes a minor icing on some surfaces). The showers will be moving out of the area in the morning.
THIS AFTERNOON: We've had some light to steady rain in the area, with the temperature ranging from about 29 to 35, Lubbock past few hours hovering around 32 to 33. Around Lubbock it's been about 0.1" to 0.15". Farther east heavier rain has fallen, including more than 1/2" at Lake Alan Henry and 3/4" at Snyder.
TONIGHT: Some more rain, possibly freezing rain. Here in the city the temperature will probably hold steady around 31 to 33 degrees through early morning. The temperature will probably climb a degree or two from after Midnight through 8 a.m. Some fog is also possible.
It'll be slightly colder to the north and northeast of Lubbock, where the potential for freezing rain is a little bit greater. Total ice build-up won't be much; but it doesn't take much to cause problems on bridges.
Even where it's just rain, please slow down on the wet roadways.
TOMORROW: Rain will be clearing out from west to east in the morning. We'll see sun in the afternoon, along with a SW wind 10-20mph. High near 57 in Lubbock, a bit cooler to the east.
WEEKEND: Cool both days, Saturday sunny with the high near 50. Sunday, 45 with a few clouds.
NEXT WEEK: It'll stay cool to start the week. There's a slight chance for showers Tuesday.
Have a good evening. We'll have an updated check of the showers tonight on FOX34 News at Nine. Bobby will have an updated forecast posted here early in the morning.