Weekend wind outlook
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The South Plains gets a break from the wind today. It will increase to breezy tomorrow afternoon, and windy Sunday afternoon. Here’s what we expect.
The lightest winds of the week, and likely the next seven days, grace our area today. Morning winds have been less than 10 mph. From late morning through late afternoon there will be a slight breeze, about 10 to 15 mph. Wind in the western viewing area may pick up to about 10 to 20 mph.
Winds will be light tonight and early tomorrow, then breezy from late morning through late afternoon. But also gusty. Sustained speeds of about 12 to 22 mph are likely, with gusts near 30 mph possible.
Winds ramp up Sunday, increasing to about 25 to 35 mph. Winds may gust over 50 mph. That may result in blowing dust. More cloud cover, however, may temper speeds a bit.
Windy again Monday, though not as windy as Sunday. Still gusts greater than 40 mph are possible.
A little wind relief Tuesday, then another windy day Wednesday. I expect Wednesday to be the windiest in the next seven days.
Under a sunny sky today temperatures will peak around the low 60s. Still cool.
Fair and chilly this evening. Mostly fair and cold tonight. Lows near freezing are expected in the Lubbock area Saturday morning.
Both days this weekend will be mostly cloudy. Temperatures both days will peak in the upper 60s.
MLK Jr. Holiday
In addition to at least somewhat windy conditions Monday, the holiday will be partly cloudy with highs in the 60s.
Finally, there is at least a slight chance of rain in our 7 Day Forecast. There may be a few sprinkles in the area Sunday. Guidance also points to a slight chance of rain late Tuesday through late Wednesday.
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