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We had the first freeze of the season for some parts of the South Plains this morning due to the cold front from late Friday night. Some morning lows are listed below.
You can find more temperatures from this morning at Texas Tech's West Texas Mesonet site at this link
. If you'd like to see a graphic of the area's average first freeze dates, you can visit the National Weather Service of Lubbock's website at this link
Lubbock saw a low of 37 degrees this morning. The main factors of this cold is the dry air, clear skies and light winds. We will have another cold night tonight because of those same reasons, although not nearly as cold as this morning. We will get into the low 40s but warm up nicely for the afternoon, into the low to mid 80s.
Sunshine and warm days will be the story this week as an upper level ridge over our region brings us those continued dry and sunny conditions. So expect highs in the low to mid 80s all the way through Thursday with lows near 50 to 55 degrees.
Thursday night, late or Friday morning will bring a cold front into the area. Depending on the exact timing, which is not completely decided at this point, we could be in the low 80s or in the low 70s for Friday. The front could stall across the area bringing us a very slight chance for rain on Friday morning and again on Saturday.
Since this front is so far out, models aren't agreeing on timing or rain chances, so stay tuned as the system continues to develop and we will keep you updated on rain chances.
We should be cooled down back into the 70s for next weekend once this front passes through the area.
Have a great week, Matt will have your updated forecast in the morning!