Hot today, much colder tomorrow

Reported by: Matt Ernst
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Updated: 4/22/2013 6:01 am
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WARM TODAY: We start with the temp in the 50s and some humidity is in the air. Unfortunately, the dry line will move east and we'll have dry air and a gusty SW/W wind for the afternoon. It'll top out near 90 in Lubbock today, upper 80s to low 90s area-wide. Average high is 77, record is 100. Sunset this evening 8:24 p.m.

ANOTHER STRONG FRONT: A look north finds the temp in the 20s from Wyoming to South Dakota this morning, teens up into southern Canada. NOAA shows 29 percent of the nation is covered in snow this morning, same mark as a month ago. The reason I'm mentioning all this is we've got to find the data that supports the really cold setup models depict...which is highly unusual for late April.

But, sure enough, a cold blast is on the way. The front should move through close to Midnight, kicking up a strong north wind. Tomorrow morning it'll drop to the upper 30s to low 40s...though the wind chill will be about 10 degrees lower. Tomorrow's high will be in the upper 40s to low 50s, wind diminishing through the afternoon.

ANOTHER FREEZE: It'll drop to the lower 30s Wednesday morning, right now we're expecting 32 in Lubbock. Some upper 20s are expected north of the city. While this may not be as hard of a freeze as what we saw last week it'll definitely be atypical for late April.

LATE WEEK: We're watching a cut-off low pressure center over the Pacific. It should edge closer to our region while weakening by Thursday into Friday. Unfortunately, the rain potential doesn't look good. There could be some sprinkles or a light shower, but the chance looks pretty low. It'll get warmer Saturday and Sunday, back to the mid 80s.


Have a great day. Rudy will have a full update to the forecast later today.
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