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THIS MORNING: It's a cold, windy start to the day...temperature is in the 20s most of the area with a NE wind 15-25mph, gusting at time near 30mph. This drops the wind chill into the teens and single digits. And colder air will build in through the day. The large upper trough is centered over the Great Lakes, with -10 to -20 temps across Minnesota. This cold blast is affecting most of the nation along and east of the Rockies.
TODAY: A cold, windy Thursday with little improvement on the temperature. We've already hit the high for the day, 36 just after Midnight. It'll stay in the 20s through the afternoon, wind chill single digits and teens.
It'll be windiest this morning, but still around 15-20mph by late afternoon. As the surface high...the center of the cold air...drops south from Kansas into Central Texas, the wind will weaken and shift of the east tonight then SW tomorrow.
The clouds should hang tough today, little sun expected. There could be some flurries, but it's not a good setup for measurable snow. The weak lift and limited moisture here are the limiting factors.
LOOKING AHEAD: The sky will clear tonight. With dry air and a lighter wind, the temperature will quickly fall into the single digits and low teens, low in Lubbock near 11. The wind chill will once again near zero.
By the weekend we jump back into spring, mid 60s Saturday and Sunday. The next front will drop the temperature for next work week...models have been consistent on this the past couple of days. It's still uncertain whether the cold air will be here for about a day or if it'll stay cold all week. Latest computer runs suggest cold through Wednesday, but for now we'll warm the forecast back to around 50 by Wednesday. Still no good signs of moisture.
Have a great day and stay warm. Rudy will have a complete update to the forecast later today.