FOX 34 Weather Authority: Flash Flood Warning expires at 6:15 PM on 9/21, issued at 2:23 PM Caprock, NM | Crossroads, NM | Eunice, NM | Hobbs, NM

Fog this morning, much colder tomorrow

Reported by: Matt Ernst
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 11/11/2013 7:41 am
Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

FOG THIS MORNING: It's thick fog across the South Plains, visibility at times down to just a few hundred feet here in Lubbock and across much of the area. Dense fog advisory goes until 9 a.m. for visibility below 1/4 mile. The fog will gradually diminish through this morning.

THIS AFTERNOON: After the clouds this morning we'll see gradual clearing into the afternoon, turning mostly sunny and mild...high near 71 in Lubbock. Wind S/SW 5-12mph. Don't let the warmup fool you into expecting nice weather all week long.

STRONG COLD FRONT: A strong cold front will push across the Panhandle late this afternoon into early evening, then move across our area this evening into late tonight...probably hitting Lubbock somewhere between 8 and 10 p.m. You'll know when it's here, north wind kicking up 20-25mph with higher gusts. The colder air will follow a few hours behind.

Some drizzle may develop after Midnight, through about sunrise tomorrow. We aren't seeing signs of strong lift or the right moisture profile, just just real light stuff is expected. North of Lubbock it might get cold enough for freezing drizzle. But the ground is pretty warm, we don't expect major travel problems. This said, you have to slow down when it's drizzling in the summer, so definitely watch for slick spots tomorrow morning.

Here are the forecast lows:

 
 
 


The wind will only gradually diminish into the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with the high only near 42 in Lubbock...30s north of the city. The wind will keep the wind chill in the 30s through the day.

 
 
 


A hard freeze is ahead Wednesday morning, 20s for most of the area.

REST OF THE WEEK: It'll gradually warm back closer to the average rest of the week, cold mornings and mild afternoons.

Looking at longer-range models, there are some signs it may get even colder next week, just in time for Thanksgiving. This is too far out for anything reliable, but the overall pattern points to cold weather at some point next week.

 
 
 


Check back here for an updated forecast from Rudy later today. Have a great day.
-Matt
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Lubbock Weather
71°
Cloudy

Wind: SSW 14 mph
Feels Like: 71°
High: 76°
Low: 65°

FOX 34 Lubbock Weather Blog
Lower rain chance next few days
We're not done with the rain, but the chance is much lower than what we've had here this week. We have a check of rain totals and your updated forecast here in the FOX 34 Weather Blog.
FOX 34 MyWARN App
FOX 34's MyWARN app keeps you updated, safe
Get the app that will only alert you if you are in a watch, warning or severe outlook. It's simple to customize. And it could provide life-saving information.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.