EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -
After looking over the latest weather data today, our computer models continue to trend colder with this second cold front that is slated to arrive in East Texas on Friday.
As Canadian air spills south in to the Piney Woods, we will feel the coolest temperatures to-date so far this fall season coming up this weekend. In fact, we have lowered overnight low temperatures this weekend from the upper 40's to the lower 40's. In many cases like this, I would not be surprised to see some of our “cooler than normal” locations bottom out briefly in the upper 30's on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Speaking of this weekend, I was jotting down my notes and noticed how many things you will want to keep on your radar this first, full weekend in November.
Of course, our weekend will get started with Halloween on Friday. As you head out the door with the trick-or-treaters on Friday night, you will definitely want to have your light jackets on hand. The forecast will be more of a treat than a trick, but it will still be chilly, with temperatures in the lower 60's by sunset and then falling into the middle 50's by the mid-evening hours. You combine those cooling temperatures with a north breeze, and wind chill values will be in the 40's.
Hunting season gets underway on Saturday, and for you hunters out there, you will be delighted to know that it will be on the chilly side, with 7am temperatures in the lower 40's. Plenty of sunshine will lead to lots of blue sky, with afternoon highs only warming into the 60's.
If you are headed down to Houston for the Battle of the Pineywoods, it will be a little warmer, but still on the cool side. Of course, Sam Houston State will take on Stephen F. Austin from NRG Stadium at 3pm on Saturday. With the game being indoors, it will be ideal for your viewing pleasure. Just take along the light jacket, though, because you will probably need it as you venture out of the stadium around 6pm.
And finally, don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before you head to bed on Saturday night. That's right, we will be falling back to Central Standard Time (CST) as Daylight Savings Time officially comes to an end. We will all get that extra hour of sleep, but will lose an hour of daylight, with sunset now occurring around 5:30 pm.
There's lots going on and it will all be taken in by some chilly weather this weekend. It should be noted that our temperature forecast is subject to change slightly between now and this weekend. Keep checking back in with KTRE-TV and ktre.com. As always, you can get our forecast updates anytime by downloading our FREE KTRE Weather app. Just search KTRE weather.