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QUIET PATTERN: It looks like the weather is taking spring break this week, it's going to be a tranquil pattern. The storm system that pushed a cold front through here yesterday is now over the Midwest. We only made it to 50 yesterday afternoon, it'll be warmer than that every day this week.
It's mostly in the 20s this morning, wind chill close to 20. We'll make the mid 60s this afternoon beneath a mainly sunny sky, wind SW 10-16mph. Sunset 7:52 p.m. in Lubbock. Here are the projected highs for the area:
THIS WEEK: There will be a large trough over the Great Lakes and Midwest with colder air. Some models the past few days have shown that trough pushing a front through our area tomorrow. A new trend in the models now is that almost all of them show the front moving across the area tomorrow, so we've knocked the high temp down to around 63. A north breeze 12-22mph will make it feel cooler than that.
Upper-level ridging builds in over the western United States and we'll see sunny afternoons with the high in the 70s rest of this week. We should be in the upper 70s to low 80s by the weekend. The wind will be a gusty from the southwest each afternoon late this week. No signs of rain for this week. The jet stream should get a little more active for the Plains states next week, but for this week it keeps all the active weather far away.
I'm looking forward to a training session at the National Weather Service Lubbock office today. They're providing training on dual-polarization radar. Lubbock's radar will have this upgrade soon. It's technology that can make it easier to determine whether radar is showing hail or just rain...or determine different types of winter precip.
Have a great day, Rudy will have the next forecast update here later today.