Hard freeze tonight, warmer weekend ahead

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 4/18/2013 8:09 pm
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A strong cold front moved through late last night and early this morning setting us up with a windy and cold day. The low temperature this morning was 31° which is just two degrees warmer than the record low for the date. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today.


The wind started to calm some this afternoon and will become light tonight. The few clouds that are left this afternoon will clear out tonight and with a clear sky and light wind temperatures will quickly cool down. Most if not all of us will start off tomorrow morning with freezing temperatures with mid to upper 20s expected on the Caprock. For some perspective, the average last freeze for Lubbock is on April 9th while the record for latest freeze is May 8th. This is why the National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for most of the South Plains for tonight into tomorrow morning since it is so late in the season to see a freeze. The wind will shift around to the southwest but remain fairly light, only about 5-15mph into the afternoon. Temperatures will warm into the low to mid 60s under a bright sunny sky.

The wind will pick up this weekend with temperatures returning back to around the average values and the sky will stay cloud free. We will see slightly above average temperatures on Monday ahead of the next cold front that will move through late Monday into early Tuesday. This front will cool down our afternoon highs by about 20-25 degrees but it currently looks like we will avoid another freeze, although that could change with a few models showing temperatures cooling down to around freezing Wednesday morning. There is also some question about our rain chances. A few models show some rain forming on Wednesday mainly across our eastern counties but with that being the trend over the past several weeks and then us just being too dry when the time comes we will hold off on any rain chances for the time being.

Join us tonight on the News at Nine for the latest News, Weather and Sports. Matt will have a complete updated forecast for you tomorrow morning.
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