More wintry weather is in store for Lubbock and the South Plains. While we aren't expecting major accumulations, there may be some icy patches on the roads next few days. Roads are already wet, so please slow down.
Here are current conditions:
update 10:15 p.m. - The NWS has issued a winter weather advisory for Lubbock and points north through Wednesday morning. This is for light amounts of wintry precipitation that could cause some travel issues, especially on bridges. The advisory is in white counties below.
No changes to the forecast below. We have low clouds now. Expect this and some fog next few hours, with rain and freezing rain moving in around 2 a.m. or so.
TONIGHT: Cloudy, low near 29 by morning. Wind increasing NE 12-20mph. The temperature should drop to freezing around Midnight.
Showers are likely after Midnight. These showers will likely be rain or freezing rain (falls as liquid, makes an icy coat on some surfaces) for most of the area. Areas northwest, around Muleshoe and Dimmitt, this may be some snow.
TOMORROW: Cloudy and cold with a gusty NE wind of 10-20mph throughout the day. Wintry mix showers will continue off-and-on throughout the day. These won't be heavy. Around Lubbock it'll probably be a mix of rain and freezing rain, though it could change to sleet or snow at times. Snow is more likely to the northeast. High temp only 34.
TOMORROW NIGHT: As it gets colder, more of our area will likely change over the snow. But the lift and available moisture will also be winding down. Showers will come to an end Wednesday morning. Low temp Wed morning 24, meaning more of the moisture that's out there will be able to freeze on roads.
WEDNESDAY: It'll clear out through the day, some sun by the afternoon. High temp near 44, wind shifting out of the NW 12-22mph.
Overall, precipitation totals will be light. And projecting totals gets more difficult when it's going back and forth between different types. At this point Lubbock will probably get anywhere from a dusting to one inch of snow, along with a little more rain and some minor icing.
To the NW of Lubbock, an inch or two of snow along with a little ice is projected from roughly Morton to Plainview. A little more snow, around 2" to 4", is likely around Clovis, Muleshoe and Dimmitt.
While the amounts don't sound like much, with multiple precip types expected, there will probably be some slick bridges Tuesday morning. Roads may become a little worse Tuesday night; still drivable, but you'll need to slow down.
LOOKING AHEAD: It'll warm some with lots of sun late this week, followed by a warmer and breezy weekend.
Stay warm...I'll have the latest information tonight on FOX34 News at Nine. And Bobby will have an update here and on Good Day Lubbock in the morning.