WINTER STORM WATCH in place for parts of our area until Wednesday 6am. As this moment it does not include the city of Lubbock, but our western and northern counties. Winter Storm Warning for a large area of New Mexico:
Precipitation has increase from our southwestern counties pushing northward. This is interacting with temperatures below freezing causing some freezing rain. Current radar below:
Through the morning temperatures will warm with just rain expected. Still a cloudy and cold day with the high near 42. Rain chances diminish through the afternoon with clouds breaking up some.
TONIGHT: Low near 29, cloud cover increases with another cold front moving in early in the morning. Precipitation chances on the rise again with snow and mixed precipitation expected for the northern half of our area.
TUESDAY: A cloud and cold day with the high near 34. The risk for freezing rain and snow increases into the central and western half of out area. Some accumulations of snow expected to our western and northern counties. For Lubbock, models are keeping a small layer aloft in the atmosphere above freezing, so freezing rain and sleet likely. Slick roads will become a concern with possible accumulations of ice and snow across our area.
EXTENDED: The upper level system bringing this chance for precipitation, clears east through early Wednesday. Temperatures will be cold enough for snow later Tuesday through early Wednesday. The graphic below shows the higher amounts 3" to 6" in our north and western counties. 1" to 2" will be common from Hobbs, to Lubbock, to Childress, with less than an inch to our southeastern counties.
Temperatures stay chilly for the rest of the week with more sunshine. Another mild weekend with high climbing to the 60s and lows finally above freezing.
Have a great Monday! Matt with the latest developments tonight on the News at Nine.