Mostly sunny next few days, warmer Saturday

Mostly sunny next few days, warmer Saturday

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS AFTERNOON: It's a chilly day, with 40s across much of our area. It's a little cooler farther south, where there's been more rain over the Permian Basin. The Lubbock airport picked up 0.03" of rain. The rain was heavier south, with snow up in the Texas Panhandle. Here are some snow reports from locations north of Amarillo according to NWS Amarillo:

South of Stratford 4.5"
Texline 2.5"
Stinnett 2"
Stratford 2"
23 mi SE of Spearman 1.7"
15 mi WSW of Gruver 1.5"
North of Canadian 1"
Dumas 1"

Here are rain totals off of the Texas Tech Mesonet through early afternoon:
San Angelo 1.31"
Lamesa 0.78"
Andrews 0.74"
Colorado City 0.72"
Fluvanna 0.70"
Snyder 0.69"
Gail 0.59"
Seminole 0.48"
Lake Alan Henry 0.47"
Welch 0.46"
O'Donnell 0.41"
Hobbs 0.38"
Jayton 0.35"
Graham 0.27"
Seagraves 0.27"
Denver City 0.12
Tahoka 0.09"
Brownfield 0.07"
Ralls 0.05"

REST OF TODAY: We'll see more sun and the rain will continue moving away. There are soaking downpours at mid-afternoon around Forth Worth and Dallas, with a chance for rain for points south and east into tonight.

Low tonight here near 29, light westerly wind.

NEXT FEW DAYS: It'll be sunny and milder tomorrow, high near 62 in Lubbock. It'll be a little cooler east of the city, with the center of this colder air mass easing into North Texas.

On Friday it looks like there will be a few clouds to make it slightly cooler, high in the mid to upper 50s.

WEEKEND: Big warm-up on Saturday with a SW breeze, high near 74. The next cold front should move through Saturday night into early Sunday, with a gusty north wind Sunday morning. This is a weak front, only dropping Sunday's high into the 60s.

NEXT WEEK: There's a fairly quiet pattern in store, no bid dips in the jetstream. Tuesday will warm to near 80, slightly cooler Wednesday and Thursday. No significant sign of rain or snow.

7-day forecast

Have a great rest of your day. Whitney will have an update to the forecast early tomorrow morning.

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