Good afternoon everyone!  Just a quick update to bring you up to speed on the rain/storm potential today, plus a look at the weekend’s temps!  Looks like we’ll finally be seeing some true fall conditions for quite a number of areas!

At this time, the cold front is approaching south central Texas and southern Hill Country Region.  This is just the first push of cold air.  A secondary push will come tonight/early tomorrow which will further reinforce the cooler and much drier conditions expected into the first part of next week.  In just looking at current surface observations, we’re already seeing much less humid air across the northern half of the state with dewpoint temperatures dropping off into the 30s and 40s.  Hang in there south Texas…the front will arrive soon!

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Here’s a look at how the temps will shape up for this weekend.  The panhandle and parts of northwest Texas already felt the sting of much colder temps this morning, but it will take into early Sunday morning for the push of colder air to infiltrate the airmass all the way down to the coast.  Lows tomorrow morning will once again drop into the 30s and 40s across the panhandle, west and western north Texas with warmer temps further south and east.  By Sunday, we’ll be looking at the potential for seeing some lows in the 40s as far south as central Texas and possibly across the western Hill Country.  It’s about time, too, since most of northern Texas usually has had a few cold snaps by the beginning of November.  In fact, for the DFW metro area, this will be the latest into the fall season that we’ve dropped down into the 40s.  Highs both Saturday and Sunday will range in the 50s and 60s for much of the state…a nice relief from the 70s and 80s we’ve been hanging on to for weeks now.  That’s our short update for now…be sure to check back tomorrow for a complete weekend forecast plus a look ahead at our next rainmaker arriving by the middle of next week!

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