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Cold blast headed for the Piney Woods late this weekend

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A big dip in the Jet Stream will allow much colder air to spill into the Lone Star State starting Sunday. A big dip in the Jet Stream will allow much colder air to spill into the Lone Star State starting Sunday.
It will be back to jacket weather as morning lows look to dip into the 20's next week. It will be back to jacket weather as morning lows look to dip into the 20's next week.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

The weather around East Texas this fall season can best be summed up in the following manner:  up-and-down, roller coaster ride, don't get too comfortable, just wait till tomorrow.  You get the idea. 

We have had several cold fronts blow through East Texas in the past few months.  The problem is that the unseasonably warm temperatures always seem to follow shortly thereafter, leading to more drastic changes in our wardrobe selection.

After enduring another warm week to start December, it appears that a cold blast is headed our way and will arrive sooner rather than later.

A shift in the Jet Stream this weekend will send Canadian air spilling southward and into Texas starting later tonight.  Based on our latest model trends, it appears the leading edge of the cold front will arrive to the Piney Woods between 10pm Sunday night and 12am midnight on Monday. 

Once the front arrives, you will notice and feel the difference immediately.  There will be a good chance for rain and even a few strong thunderstorms along the front.  The chances for showers will linger into Monday, even once the cold front blows through.

With a gusty north wind across East Texas, our high temperatures on Monday may not make it out of the 40's.  To make matters much colder, the wind chill values will be in the 30's on Monday afternoon.

The biggest story behind the front will be the sub-freezing temperatures, as middle to upper 20's are likely on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings next week.  It should be noted that this front will provide us with the coldest temperatures we have experienced since early February.

Our forecast variables may change between now and the time this cold blast gets here.  Make sure to check back with www.ktre.com/weather and make sure to tune into your East Texas News for the latest weather updates.

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