The month of May will get started off on an unseasonably cold note, thanks to this cold front on Thursday.
Morning lows will be approaching record territory starting on Friday morning and continuing through the upcoming weekend.
The record low temperatures for Lufkin will be in serious jeopardy on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -
We have had several late season cold fronts swing through East Texas in the month of April. Just when you think that Old Man Winter is done with East Texas until sometime next November, he continues to tease us and strike again.
Despite the fact it is feeling more like summer right now, don't get used to it. Another late season cold front will move through the country this week, bringing with it more snow in the Midwest and unseasonably cold temperatures for the early part of May.
We will not see any of that white stuff, but we will see some rain and experience the falling temperatures as we progress through the day on Thursday. The front should move through your neighborhood late Thursday morning or early Thursday afternoon. Winds will shift back to the north and pick up in speed tomorrow afternoon, gusting as high as 30 mph at times.
Record Lows in Jeopardy
Due to the strength of this cold front, record lows will be in jeopardy for East Texas on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings.
The record low temperatures for these three consecutive days are 43°, 40°, and 45° respectively. The meteogram image to your right is our current forecast lows for those three mornings. At this time, I am forecasting Friday's morning low to tie the record for that day and to break the record low temperature on Saturday morning. Keep in mind that the all time record low for any day in the month of May is 39°. If the 38° forecast low for Saturday morning verifies, not only would it shatter the record low temperature on that date, but it would also be the coldest temperature of all time in the month of May at the Angelina County Airport.
Needless to say , this is unprecedented cold for this time of year. Make sure you keep those light jackets and winter wardrobe close by because it looks like we will all be wearing the warm clothing late this week and this upcoming weekend.