LUBBOCK, Texas – KLBK meteorologist Jack Maney has your Monday morning weather update!

Today: Maximum of 47°. Winds NE 10-15 MPH.
This evening: Minimum of 26°. Winds E 0-5 MPH.
Tomorrow: Maximum of 52°. SE winds 5-10 MPH.

We’re off to a cold start to the week, and it looks like we’ll be keeping things cool this week with some storm systems in the works!

We brought in a cold front yesterday, and that leaves us cold to start our Monday. Cool northeast winds will bring more of this cool, dry air throughout the day, with wind speeds ranging from 10 to 15 mph. Skies will be mostly clear, with a high of 48 degrees in Lubbock. Other than needing a jacket for most of the day, things aren’t looking too bad for this Monday.

Tonight the winds will begin to veer more southerly and a wave of cloud cover will form overhead as a weak system moves overhead. The atmosphere will be too dry for that to bring a chance of rain, but the cloud deck will be noticeable when you wake up for your Tuesday. These morning clouds should dissipate fairly quickly at sunrise, and once they dissipate in the late morning, we expect another cool, calm day with light southeasterly winds and a maximum of 52.

Long term forecast:

Our next disturbance will approach the area on Thursday, and it will bring with it another strong cold front! After a warm and windy Wednesday, colder air will enter with temperatures generally dropping throughout Thursday. Clouds will begin to rise as the upper level storm approaches, combining with the uplift of the cold front to produce a chance of precipitation across the southern plains! It currently looks like an overnight event, with a broad swath of light wintery mix or perhaps snow developing as temperatures drop into the teens Friday morning.

Current thinking is that the precipitation will not have a huge impact, but some light accumulations cannot be ruled out, and a hazardous Friday morning trip could be possible depending on where the precipitation settles. At this time, it looks like we will again struggle to get enough moisture in the area to see any major impacts, although we’ll be keeping a close eye on this system as further details emerge. will become clear!

Cooling from the Thursday/Friday storm system will be short-lived, with warmer weather returning on Saturday. Next weekend’s highs will be in the 60s and 70s.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Jack Maney