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Prepare for potentially the coldest night in Lubbock since 1963

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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until midnight tonight.

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect until noon Monday.

The last time Lubbock dropped below -4° was January 13th, 1963. That night happened to drop to -16°, but we aren't forecasting a night that cold. We're forecasting a low temperature of -8°. With the wind, we are easily expecting wind chill values to be between -10° and -20°, perhaps even lower in some places.

The snow eases back overnight, and we'll be left with a cloudy start Monday, but some actual sunshine Monday afternoon. Still, the high will only reach 15°.

Travel is discouraged Sunday and Monday due to roads and the potential of being stuck or stranded with the dangerously low wind chill numbers. It's important to remember pets, plants, pipes, and people. Check on those who live alone to make sure they're okay. Also, avoid area lakes as the ice is not strong enough to support your weight.

We will likely remain below freezing until at least Thursday afternoon. We’ve been below freezing since this past Thursday evening. The overall streak below 32° was 207 hours back in December 1983. We are not expected to be below freezing that long. Right now, the forecast is about 166 hours total.

TONIGHT: Low of -8°, winc chills -10° to -20°, mostly cloudy, NNE 10-15mph

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, low of -6°, N-WSW 5-10mph, wind chills below 0°

Lubbock 7-day forecast

A little snow is possible again midweek, before we finally see more sunshine and temperature above freezing by Thursday. Potentially even the 60s by this weekend! Hooray!

-RG3