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Quick update here mid-morning Saturday on the setup for snow tonight into tomorrow. It looks like there are two primary areas where snow should develop...northwestern parts of our area and eastern parts of the area.
The National Weather Service Lubbock office has posted a winter storm watch for areas roughly just east and southeast of Lubbock. The watch runs from Midnight tonight through 3 p.m. Sunday.
While the type of storm system we're dealing with usually won't produce widespread snow that verifies a winter storm warning...4" or more...computers are pretty consistent in showing some heavier bands off of the Caprock. A watch is issued well in advance on wintry weather. A winter weather advisory is issued closer to the snow starting for lighter snow accumulations, warning is for the heavier stuff.
The latest guidance coming in, for the most part, shows snow accumulations east of Lubbock of a few inches tonight into tomorrow. But we continue to see a few runs showing heavy snow over the Rolling Plains. This is the reason for the watch.
For Lubbock...chance for some snow late tonight through early tomorrow, light accumulations possible.
For areas both NW and E of Lubbock...greater risk for snow accumulations, with som totals better than 3" for the Rolling Plains, in the watch area.
After the cold front sweeps across the area today it'll drop into the 20s tonight and barely make it above freezing tomorrow. Where it does snow it'll likely be in the 20s tomorrow afternoon. It stays cold all next week with another chance for some light wintry mix Tuesday, then perhaps a greater setup for wintry weather by the end of the week.
Caitlin will have a complete update to the forecast on FOX 34 News Saturday at 6, FOX 34 News at Nine and online here.