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Today will bring sunshine and warmer temperatures to the South Plains. Highs near 70 should be the case across the area with a light wind from the south around 10 to 15 mph. Warmer temperatures continue into tomorrow morning with a low around 50, slightly above average. But cloud cover will gradually increase in the overnight hours tonight.
The increasing clouds are due to a cold front approaching throughout the day Friday provided by a broad upper level trough. With the partly to mostly cloudy skies throughout the day will also come a slight chance for rain ahead of and behind the front. We are not expecting much accumulation, mostly just light to moderate showers and mostly for our eastern counties.
The front will arrive in Lubbock sometime in the early afternoon but we should be able to warm into the mid 60s before it gets here, cooler for our northern counties who won't be able to warm much before the front gets there and warmer to the south.
We will clear up nicely behind the front but the clear skies and a continuing northerly wind will create a cold start to Saturday, dropping into the mid 30s. Clear skies remain for Saturday and winds shift to come from the south with a high near the mid 60s.
Sunday brings another warm up to near 70 but it won't last long with another cold front being provided by that same broad upper level trough on Monday morning. That will dip us into the mid to upper 60s, maybe a little cooler for the start of the work week.
I am in for Matt one more morning on GDL. Rudy has your updated forecast tonight and Matt will be back tomorrow morning!
Enjoy this Thursday!