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As of this writing the cold front is entering the Texas Panhandle and heading towards us. You can track where the cold front is with the current temperature and wind speed graphics below.
Once the front moves through the wind will shift to the north with sustained wind speeds between 20-30mph and gusts up to 40mph. This wind will continue into tomorrow morning which will keep most if not all of us above freezing, however when you factor in the wind the wind chill value, or what it feels like outside, will be around freezing.
The wind will gradually calm down some going into tomorrow afternoon with eventually just a north wind around 10-20mph and temperatures only warming into the 60s. With a clear sky overhead and light wind overnight into Sunday morning temperatures will plummet to near freezing or actually freezing for just about all of us. It currently looks like Lubbock should avoid a freeze, cooling into the mid 30s, but communities to the northwest of Lubbock will likely cool down into the lower 30s. For this reason the National Weather Service has issued a Freeze Watch for portions of the South Plains on Sunday morning. The graphic below shows who is under the Freeze Watch.
We start a gradual warm up on Sunday as we top out in the mid 70s and eventually warm back into the mid 80s by the middle of next week. There are some signs that the next storm system to affect us will do so at the end of next week with possibly some rain. Right now there are still many questions though so we will wait and see how everything progresses over the next couple of days.
I hope you had a great day and have a great weekend! I will have an update on where the front is tonight on the News at Nine and Caitlin will have all your forecast updates this weekend.