AUSTIN, Texas — The strongest cold front has arrived and now the temperatures are plummeting across the state.
In Central Texas, we are feeling the coldest temperatures of the season so far, with highs struggling to make it to the 50s Tuesday. On Wednesday, Central Texas will likely get to thaw out with highs in the upper 50s. Just keep in mind that your winter coat and umbrellas will be needed through Wednesday.
This week's forecast
An upper-level area of low pressure will increase rain chances to 60% Wednesday with a few strong storms possible. Temperatures will still be chilly and winds will still be gusty. Highs will finally make it to the 50s by Wednesday afternoon. Current computer models suggest rainfall totals will range from half an inch to an inch across the region. Any rain is much needed after a dry October.
The 7-day forecast
We begin to dry out for the second half of the week but still remain below average for this time of the year.
Halloween's forecast is sunny, dry and seasonable. And don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep this Saturday night with daylight saving time ending at 2 a.m. This means we get one extra hour to celebrate Halloween or get an extra hour of sleep.