EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - In September, we had "not as humid" fronts. In October, we had cool fronts. Now that we are in the middle of November, real cold fronts start to invade East Texas.
Guess what? We have a stout cold front on the menu, one that will arrive on Friday, ushering in the coldest air we have seen so far this fall season by the time we transition into the weekend and early next week.
We will have a 40% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms along the front during the day Friday.
Behind the front, look for clearing skies and blustery conditions to ensue over the weekend. A brisk north wind will aid in clearing out the skies and will put a chill in the air across the Piney Woods.
We could be looking at lows bottoming out in the upper 30's next Sunday and Monday mornings, which could lead to our first frost of the fall season in East Texas.
Therefore, if you have any tender plants or vegetation that may be sensitive to the cold weather, you may want to tend to them in the next few days, just to be on the safe side if a frost were to form on those two days.
It should be noted that according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport, the Lufkin and Nacogdoches area typically experiences its first frost around November 6th, with its average first freeze around November 13th.