Cold front overnight brought a strong northerly wind and freezing temperatures for parts of our area. Here are some of the lows we experienced this morning from the Tech Mesonet:
Dimmitt, Friona, Dora, NM 29°
Earth, Olton, Silverton, Tulia 30°
Amherst, Morton, Muleshoe, Plainview, Tatum, NM 31°
Lubbock airport 33°
TODAY: A chilly and windy day with the high near 54. The daily record lowest max high is 55, so possibly breaking that. Cloud cover increase quickly this morning, but will diminish into this afternoon. Wind speeds strongest through the early afternoon 20-30mph, then calming 12-20mph through the afternoon.
Currents Temperatures: http://www.fox34.com/app/weather/localtemp.jpg
Current Wind Speed: http://www.fox34.com/app/weather/localwind.jpg
TONIGHT: Widespread freeze with a Freeze Watch in place until 9a. A clear sky with temperatures in the 20s and low 30s. Wind speeds still light enough to make it feel like teens and 20s again.
WEDNESDAY: Additional cloud cover will help most of our area to stay cool with high continuing in the 50s. Southeast wind a steady breeze 10-18mph.
EXTENDED: Upper level system out west will push across our region to end the week. Some moisture returns to our area and light drizzle/rain possible Thursday, with some possible storms to our eastern counties Friday. Confidence on the storms is low because dry air will quickly spread east out of our area. Wind speeds will become gusty again with temperatures quickly climbing nearing 80 Friday. This continues for this weekend with more sunshine.
Have a great Tuesday and stay warm! -Bobby Johnston