Central Texans get ready for cooler temperatures


by ASHLEY GOUDEAU / KVUE News and photojournalist MATT OLSEN

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Posted on October 5, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 11:00 PM

AUSTIN --The signs of a season change are all around us and all the signs point to fall.

College football fans are tailgating, the Tarrytown United Methodist Church pumpkin patch is open for business and even the leaves on Austin trees are starting to change.

There's just one thing missing. 

"The first tail gate, it was about 100 degrees out here," said Brandon Cook  as he set up his tent to tailgate near the University of Texas campus.

"I have been enjoying our summer weather but I'm ready for some fall weather definitely," agreed  Britt Terrell who is volunteering at the Tarrytown U.M.C. pumpkin patch.

Ask and you shall receive. Austin is expected to be hit by a cold front Saturday morning, dropping temperatures to the 50s and 60s all weekend long.

"It's going to be quite a change but I'm prepared with my boots and my UT outfit, so I'll be good for the game," said Susan Bell who is visiting Austin from Oklahoma. 

"I'm looking forward to it," said Cook. 

And the feeling is mutual over at Tarrytown U.M.C. where Nicole Dietert is anticipating cooler temperatures. "I can't wait for a cool day tomorrow."

And with falling temperatures in the future, people also can't wait to enjoy their favorite fall activities.

"College football," said Bell. "That's the only time it's on and the cold weather, just sitting back with friends and having a good time."

"This fall my favorite part is going to be when the Texas Aggies are playing in a bowl game," said Terrell.

No matter what the activity, Austinites say they will enjoy doing it in cooler temperatures while they can. Because after all, this is Texas, home to ever-changing weather.

"I think we'll be back in the 90s and sweating again," laughed Terrell.

Meteorologist predict the weather will start to warm back up by Monday.