Icy roads tonight, sunshine next few days - FOX34 Lubbock

Icy roads tonight, sunshine next few days

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SNOW MOVING OUT: It's been a slow day of travel around Lubbock. As we mentioned the past few days, you'd be able to get around, just slow. This was not going to be something that would shut the city down. It is a different story to the southeast, where much heavier snow fell around Snyder and parts of the Rolling Plains.

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There are a few lingering showers over the Rolling Plains. These will keep moving east and we'll see a little bit of clearing in the sky next few hours.

SNOW TOTALS: Through early afternoon 1/2" snow was measured at the Lubbock airport, 1" at the National Weather Service office off the South Loop. Yes, this was less than I forecast. The temperature in the teens this morning then 20s this afternoon has kept some roads slick.

Just a few miles away from Lubbock, 1.9" of snow was measured northwest of Woodrow, 3.4" at Wilson in far NE Lynn County and 3.7" at Slaton in SE Lubbock County.

As expected, the heavy snow fell in the Rolling Plains. Here are other totals thus far, provided by the National Weather Service:

Snyder 11" to 12"
Jayton 12"
Aspermont 10"
Big Spring 9"
Lake Alan Henry 8"
Guthrie 8"
Spur 7"
Post 5"


Friona 5"
Seminole 4.5"
Tahoka 4.5"
Lamesa 4" to 5"
Lovinigton 4"
Muleshoe 3"
Tulia 3"

Denver City 2.5"
Plains 2"
Dimmitt 2"
Crosbyton 2"
Levelland 1.5"
Brownfield 1.5"
Matador 1"

TONIGHT: The sky will clear and it'll get very cold, low near 13. It'll be a few degrees colder where the heavier snow fell. And some fog is possible over the thicker snowpack. Wind NW/W 5-10mph.

Snowmelt will likely re-freeze on many roads. Plan with extra time for your drive tomorrow morning.

TOMORROW: Sunny, high near 49. Wind W 10-15mph.

NEXT FEW DAYS: Back near 60 on Friday, breezy. A weak front will drop the high back to the low 50s Saturday, then mid 60s on Sunday.

Next week a storm system will approach that may lead to a few showers Tuesday. Right now it looks a bit weaker than yesterday's storm system.

Have a great rest of your day and stay safe on the roads. Bobby will have an update to the forecast here early tomorrow.
-Matt

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