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An Arctic cold front headed for Deep East Texas

A big dip in the jet stream will allow cold air to surge all the way into the Gulf of Mexico. A big dip in the jet stream will allow cold air to surge all the way into the Gulf of Mexico.
Temperature forecast for 10am Tuesday. Temperature forecast for 10am Tuesday.
Forecast temperatures at 5pm Tuesday. Forecast temperatures at 5pm Tuesday.
Temperatures at 7am Thursday. Temperatures at 7am Thursday.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

The coldest weather of the fall season-to-date is headed our way, courtesy of an Arctic cold front, slated to arrive during the midday hours on Tuesday.

We will see clouds and a few light showers form along the front, but not much rain is expected. As we progress through Tuesday afternoon, though, look for temperatures to fall into the lower 50's by the time you head home from work late in the day. Tuesday will be one of those flip-flop days, where our daytime high takes place in the morning hours, followed by falling temperatures throughout the afternoon.

That means that even though you may not need your coat as you head out the door to work or school in the morning, you will certainly need it by the drive home late in the day.

As a stiff north wind continues to usher in the colder batch of air from up north, we will see overnight lows drop into the 30's for the remainder of the week, with afternoon highs only reaching the 50's.

It also is likely we will see our first freeze of the fall season arrive on Friday morning. It should be noted that our average first freeze takes place around November 15th, so this would line up right on cue with our first real cold snap of the season.

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