EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Our first significant fall cold front will sweep through East Texas early this morning, bringing with it a chance for storms, followed by windy and much cooler temperatures.
The cold front will arrive on your doorstep around daybreak and may contain a few showers and storms. While most areas will remain dry, don't be surprised to see a little rain and a little rumbling in the sky as you head out the door this morning.
While just a handful of East Texans will get wet, everyone will feel the strong northerly winds that will come in the wake of the cold front's passage. Winds will be gusty today, and could get as high as 30 mph at times. Due to the strong winds, low humidity, and dry ground, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for all of our counties in the Texas Forest Country.
Those strong northerly winds will usher in the coldest air we have seen since April. As the skies clear out and winds subside later tonight, we will see overnight lows the next few mornings fall into the upper 30's and lower 40's. Those temperatures will be well below normal for the middle part of October. Highs will climb into the lower 70's, which is slightly below normal for this time of year.
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