Much colder, light snow possible next few days

Much colder, light snow possible next few days

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

THIS AFTERNOON: It's another mild day across the South Plains, with the temperature in the 70s and some high clouds overhead. Major changes are ahead, behind a powerful cold front. It's in the 30s in Colorado, 20s over Montana and the Dakotas. And a blizzard warning is posted for eastern North Dakota and South Dakota into western Minnesota. 

TONIGHT: The N/NE wind will kick up, to around 20mph at times with higher gusts. Low near 31, becoming cloudy.

TUESDAY: Clouds will hang around for most of the day, high near 41. The wind chill in the morning will be in the 20s. The wind will become lighter in the afternoon.

Some light snow or a mix of rain, sleet and snow is possible Tuesday afternoon. It won't be much. Several high-resolution models show a band of snow developing from near Portales to the western South Plains, just NW of Lubbock. It's tough to know exactly where one of these small bands will develop. There's still a good chance you'll get no rain or snow.

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NEXT FEW DAYS: Clouds will hang around tomorrow night into early Wednesday. With some more upper-level support moving across the region there's a chance for some more light rain or snow late Tuesday night into early Wednesday. The sky should clear by Wednesday afternoon.

Where snow falls next few days the totals will be minimal. The ground is warm from all this mild weather. We don't expect any travel problems. 

It's going to stay cold, with the high in the upper 40s Wednesday and Thursday. Each morning will drop into the mid 20s. 

WARMER DAYS: It'll climb back around 60 Friday with lots of sun. The weekend will be a little warmer.

7-day forecast

Have a great rest of your day. I'll have the latest look at the snow potential tonight on the News at Nine. Whitney will have the latest information early tomorrow morning. 
-Matt

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