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Tranquil weather will be the big story for the end of the Christmas week and start of the weekend. Dry conditions mean clear skies leading to cold mornings and warm afternoons through Saturday.
Today will be the start of the temperature climb, getting into the low 50s after a high on Christmas of 49 in Lubbock. Friday morning will drop into the mid 20s but even warmer in the afternoon with a high in the mid to upper 50s and sunshine across the area.
A dry surface low setting up to our northwest on Saturday should allow us to climb to near or above 60 with all the sun and southwesterly winds pulling in the warm air. That low will also create a windy day with with winds around 15 to 20 mph and gusts even stronger.
That low will swing a cold front through the South Plains early Sunday morning. It will keep us from getting above the low 40s for the end of the weekend, possibly even topping off in the mid to upper 30s depending on how strong that front ends up being. The wind will stick around through Sunday afternoon as well.
An upper level ridge once again builds back into our area meaning a quick warm up by the New Year to more average temperatures.