Strong cold front will get here just after midnight

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Updated: 4/22/2013 5:22 pm
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Monday has brought a high temperature in the low 90s and sun. Take it in while it lasts, it's all about to change. A strong cold front will get here after midnight.

This cold front will have a very tight pressure gradient, so winds will pick up to near 20 mph or stronger as soon as it gets here. Strong winds will last through Tuesday, making it feel even colder than actually expected.

Cold temperatures behind the front will likely be a shock after our 91 degrees today. Starting off in the upper 30s in the morning with cloudy skies and those strong winds. The wind will die down ever so slightly as the front exits towards the evening hours, but not much. Lack of sun mixed with northerly winds will prevent us from getting up much past 50, maybe even a high only in the 40s. We may see the sun return some in the evening, before it sets.

This front is looking like it will be a relatively dry system, and models are showing most of the precipitation with this system to miss the South Plains, unfortunately.

As the front exits, it leaves a cold Wednesday morning with a low near 30. But winds shift Wednesday afternoon and die down, helping us warm back up into the low 60s, still below average. Mostly sunny skies in store though, with some clouds here and there.

 
 
 


Wednesday is the start of a slow warm up. Looking like a high near 70 on Thursday and near 80 on Friday with Partly cloudy skies, and the wind also returns. There is a slight chance for light rain overnight Thursday into Friday morning, but confidence isn't too high because the system bringing it will be falling apart as it gets closer.

80s seem to return to full force by the weekend, as well as some sun too.

I will be filling in for Rudy tonight on the News at Nine, but don't worry, he'll be back tomorrow and Matt will once again have your updated forecast in the morning after the front arrives.
-Caitlin
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