It was a chilly and windy morning. The low at Lubbock's airport was 34. The temperature dropped quickly behind the front, from 71 at 10 p.m. to 47 at 2 a.m. to 37 at 4 a.m. Here are some of the coldest readings off of the Texas Tech West Texas Mesonet:
Since then it's been a cool and cloudy day, with the clouds starting to thin at mid-afternoon. The wind has also diminished.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear much of the night with it becoming clouds close to sunrise, low near 38. Wind SE 5-12mph.
SATURDAY: Clouds early giving way to more sun by the afternoon. An isolated shower or storm is possible mid-day to early afternoon over the eastern half of the area. It just doesn't look like much of a chance for rain.
As the clouds thin during the afternoon it'll become windy. High temp near 75. Wind light out of the south to the start the day, becoming SW 20-28mph by late afternoon.
SUNDAY: Not as much wind, sunny. High near 79. Severe weather is likely, for the second Sunday in a row, across parts of the South and Gulf Coast, running from Houston to South Carolina. Not everyone in the risk area below will see severe weather, but the potential is there. Risk a little bit greater in orange.
NEXT WEEK: The overall pattern doesn't support humidity returning to the area much. This is pretty typical for mid to late April. A passing upper-level disturbance might lead to a few isolated storms Tuesday or Wednesday, but the chance doesn't look good at this point. It'll be warmer late week.
Longer-range guidance suggests it'll get even warmer to begin the following week.
Have a great weekend. Robert will have a full update posted here Saturday afternoon.