Hint of Winter, Not Time To Clear Store Shelves
A hint of winter is pushing it's way through the South Plains and will continue to drop temperatures along with producing some light wintry mix of rain/snow.
The National Weather Service office in Lubbock, Texas has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the South Plains and will be in effect until early Friday morning.
This afternoon and evening cold air will continue to surge through the region and bring with it some light rain and wintry precipitation. Accumulation amounts, if any, will be greater in northern Lubbock County and increase into the Panhandle.
Ground temperatures on roadways should prevent much if any accumulation, however, walkways and driveways could develop some areas with ice and create a hazard.
Temperatures will rebound tomorrow afternoon, back into the upper 40's to low 50's in Lubbock, and any ice still on the ground will melt.
At this point, there is no reason to panic or need to worry about school delays in the city of Lubbock, but unpacking the winter weather wardrobe would be a smart move to avoid the uncomfortable nature of the cold air effects on the body.
In addition to self-care, taking care of any outdoor pets and plants will prevent damage as overnight temperatures are expected to drop and remain below freezing for a several hours in some areas such as Plainview, Littlefield and Muleshoe.
Stay weather aware by keeping up with your preferred weather professionals and be sure to bundle up before you head outside and get shocked by this significant shift in temperatures.