Warming before the next cold front
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A slow warming trend is underway around the South Plains. While mornings will continue cold, each of the the next several afternoons will be a little warmer than the previous day. Temperatures will climb to near seasonal averages Saturday before the next cold front arrives.
With a sunny sky and a light breeze today, temperatures will climb into the 40s. Wind speeds will remain under 10 mph for the most part, but will be slightly in the northeastern viewing area.
There’s more sunshine on the way tomorrow, and with a bit of a breeze temperatures will peak in the 40s across the northwestern third of the KCBD viewing area and 50s elsewhere. Winds will pick up to about 10 to 20 mph. Somewhat stronger gusts are possible.
The warmest of the past several days, and the warmest of the next week, will be Saturday. Both lows and highs will be near the average for the end of January. Lows will range from the mid-20s to mid-30s and highs from the mid-50s to mid-60s.
Typically, a warm up this time of year is followed by a cold front. That will be the case this time. Chilly air returns behind a cold front arriving late Saturday or Saturday night.
Lows will fall back into the teens and 20s while highs struggle to make the mid-40s Sunday and top our near 40 degrees the first part of next week. As the cold air returns, so does a chance of precipitation.
Guidance today supports just a slight chance of showers, wintry at times, late Monday through Wednesday. As always, expect in the days ahead updates to this outlook.
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