We're going to get snow in the area. Please give yourself plenty of extra time Wednesday morning. We're already receiving some schedule changes/delays/cancellations. Those are updated here.
THIS AFTERNOON: The cold front is well south of Lubbock, with our area in the 20s and lower 30s. The north wind has also been increasing. Earlier today there were some steady snow bands to the northwest producing around 3" of snow, from around Clovis to Dimmitt to Canyon. At times the rates approached 1" to 1.5" per hour.
LOOKING AHEAD: Some flurries or light snow showers are possible rest of this afternoon into the evening. Temperature will drop a few degrees.
Then from about 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. is when we expect most of the snow to fall. At times it'll become heavy and also will be blowing, with a steady north wind 12-22mph. Low temp near 17, wind chill near zero. Visibility will get low at times. Showers will be moving from SW to NE.
A few snow showers may linger past 9 a.m., especially SE of Lubbock. Some sun will return tomorrow afternoon, but the high will only be around 32. The wind will back off to near 10mph by late tomorrow afternoon.
SNOW FORECAST: We're still expecting about 2" to 4" of snow around Lubbock. Heavier amounts will fall southeast, with some isolated bands above 8". While lower amounts are expected northwest, those heavy bands earlier mean at least 2" of snow will be common for areas north and northwest of Lubbock. This is our projection.
Yes, in Lubbock heavier snow is a possibility. It's always tough trying to see where the isolated heavier bands will develop. And a few spots will probably miss most of the snow in our area. Don't get too caught up on the exact numbers. Know that the snow totals will not be exactly like the map above. More importantly, the tragedy on the interstate a few weeks ago happened with barely an inch of snow. Please slow down on the wet/icy/snowy roads.
While some snow will melt on roads tomorrow, the high will only be 32. Even with some sun late in the day, a lot of the moisture will stick around and re-freeze Thursday morning. It'll be much warmer this weekend.
Be sure the join us for the latest information tonight on FOX34 News at Nine. Our team will be working through the night. Bobby Johnston will have the latest information tomorrow morning on Good Day Lubbock.