SAN ANTONIO – A hard freeze is in the forecast for the San Antonio area Sunday night and Monday morning.
An arctic cold front that roared through the area on Saturday night delivered gusty winds and a dramatic dip in temperatures.
Temperatures tumbled over 25 degrees in a few short hours, as winds picked up out of the north at 36 mph at San Antonio International Airport.
On Sunday afternoon, there will be a few peeks of sunshine with partly cloudy skies. Afternoon high temperatures will struggle to get out of the upper 30s.
A high of around 40 degrees is expected, but the wind will stay elevated around 15 to 25 mph, keeping the wind chill in the lower 20s and teens for much of the viewing area.
On Sunday night, temperatures will bottom in the upper 20s in San Antonio under partly cloudy skies. Residents are urged to cover sensitive vegetation and provide outdoor pets a place to keep warm. Temperatures in the Hill Country will fall into the upper teens.
Temperturers on Monday won’t be much better than Sunday. Coats will certainly be necessary for the early morning commute. Highs will hover in the lower 40s with a mix of clouds and sun.
The weather will get a bit milder by Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. But another cold front will reinforce some cold air, and temperatures will be near freezing by Friday morning.