Hard freeze tonight, warming trend afterwards

Reported by: Rudy Pearce
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Updated: 4/10/2013 8:18 pm
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What a crazy 24 hours it has been across the South Plains! A very strong cold front moved through yesterday afternoon cooling us down by about 40-50 degrees and setting us up with record low temperatures this morning and even some snow. The snow we saw this morning is the second latest into the Spring season that Lubbock has ever seen snow, with the latest being April 12, 1980. Below is a look at some of our morning lows and afternoon highs from today. It should be noted that the official low this morning in Lubbock was 22° even though our graphic shows 21°.


The wind will calm down tonight and become light and variable into tomorrow morning. That in conjunction with a clear sky overhead will allow our temperatures to quickly cool off once again. We expect an area wide freeze tomorrow morning with many locations starting off in the low to mid 20s. Temperatures will start to get warmer tomorrow afternoon and by Saturday we will have near average temperatures in both the morning and afternoon.

The wind will stay fairly light tomorrow and on Friday but will then pick up this weekend. The dryline looks to setup to the east of the Caprock this weekend leaving most if not all of us with breezy, dry and warm conditions. Our next cold front will move through sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday but won’t be nearly as strong as yesterdays. With the dryline being setup to the east of us all moisture and thus rain chances will be held to the east of us so rain chances look slim to none over the next seven days.

I hope you were able to stay warm and be sure to protect your pets and plants tonight for what hopefully will be the last freeze of the season. I will step you through the forecast tonight on the News at Nine and Matt will have a full updated forecast tomorrow morning.
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