South Texas businesses prepares for first cold snap

Cold front scheduled for Tuesday morning

The coldest air of the season remains on schedule to affect the Hill County and South Texas through the day on Tuesday.

"I keep waiting for the cold to show up,” said Sara Christensen, who, like many San Antonians, is looking forward to the cool down.

The cold front should bring high in the 50s by Wednesday and temperatures in the 30s both Wednesday and Thursday mornings. A light freeze will be possible north of San Antonio in the Hill Country.

"When you are used to 90-degree temps and it drops down to 59, it’s like, oh my gosh -- where's my winter coat?" joked Christine Villarreal Castro, whose family owns Villarreal Firewood in Helotes.

The forecasted cool weather has jump-started business for Castro.

"It picked up last week,” she said.

The massive inventory at Villarreal Firewood is expected be to be sold out by Dec. 1, as customers look to stay warm.

However, it may take the first cold snap to happen first before business really takes flight.

"I have had people knocking at the door at nine at night or six in the morning,” said Castro.

Temperatures are expected to moderate quickly, back into the 70s by the end of the week.

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