After over two full weeks of temperatures reaching up to 21 degrees above average, we're finally getting some reprieve just in time for the weekend.

A glorious cold front is going to slide across the South Plains on Saturday, bringing with it some much cooler air. Highs will plummet from Friday's upper 90s and triple digits into the low 80s on Saturday, May 21st, then the mid-70s on Sunday, May 22nd.

This means that if your weekend plans involve outdoor activities, the weather will be absolutely perfect. This is the time to get those yard projects done, head out for an afternoon walk or enjoy some time on a patio. Did I also mention that our lows on Saturday night will be over 10 degrees below average? You may actually have to pack a coat for your evening outings because 47 is downright cold for this time of year.

Best of all, these more than comfortable conditions will stick around through at least mid-week. How is this miracle forecast possible? Beginning Sunday night, moisture will return to the region, which means so will the cloud cover. That will limit temperatures from getting back to average. We will also be watching for the chance of strong to severe storms to start out the work week. Just another reason to get out and enjoy the sunshine while you have the chance.

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Finally, just a friendly reminder that even though it will be cooler outside, that doesn't mean you can skimp on the sunscreen. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we want everyone on the South Plains to stay safe and healthy this summer, so make sure to lather on the sun protectant and remember to reapply.

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