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Cold weather on way


Last updated 10/24/2020 at 2:15pm

CLOVIS — October had been relatively warm, with high temperatures in the 80s as the second half of the month began.

That’s about to come to a screeching halt, as freezing temperatures are expected to start tonight and continue through much of the week.

According to the National Weather Service’s forecast for the Clovis area, an overnight low of 23 degrees is expected for Sunday with a northeast wind between 15 and 25 mph.

Monday brings a 20% chance of snow, and a high of 29 degrees means a chance of freezing rain and sleet as well. A northeast wind will be slightly lighter, between 15 and 20 mph. The evening, however, bring a 40% chance of snow and a low of around 19 degrees.

Tuesday brings a 50% chance of snow in the morning that drops to 40% in the evening, with a low of around 25).

Things will begin to warm up slightly on Wednesday, with a 20% chance of showers and a high around 46 degrees with an overnight low around 33).

The trend should continue Thursday, with a high of 59 and a low of 32 before a sunny Friday with a high near 63 degrees.


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