Colder-than-average temperatures arrive for the weekend and start to next week

An unusually cold air mass arrives to put a damper on outdoor Spring Break plans

Colder-than-average temperatures arrive for the weekend and start to next week.

KSAT 12 meteorologists are following storms passing through the San Antonio area.

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As San Antonio sees its yearly influx of visitors, some might get caught a little off-guard this week. A strong cold front will not only give us a round of severe storms, but will bring cold air into South Texas. We’ll see some of the coldest weather since mid-February!

So whether you’re visiting from out of state or are in San Antonio just planning out your week -- you’ll want to pay close attention to the forecast over the next few days. Here are some of the highlights:


  • You’ll notice gusty south winds along with added humidity and above-average temperatures on Thursday (by far the warmest day in the extended forecast).
  • After finding patchy drizzle and isolated light showers earlier in the morning, a bit of afternoon clearing will boost temps to near 80°.
  • A stray shower is possible in the afternoon, but the real show arrives late Thursday night, pre-dawn Friday.
  • The cold front is scheduled to arrive just after midnight in San Antonio, bringing a line of storms to South Central Texas. Some of the storms could be strong to severe, with gusty winds and hail the main threats.
Strong storms are expected to accompany Thursday night's cold front, where damaging winds and hail will need to be monitored for.


  • A few lingering showers & storms will be possible by the Friday morning commute, but it’s the temperature drop that may really surprise people (unless you’re reading this! 😉)
  • A healthy north wind gusts 40-45 mph Friday morning, making it feel like the 30s for most of us.
  • High temperatures will struggle to get out of the low 50s as rain chances taper off throughout the day.
  • Skies will also stay fairly cloudy, adding to what will feel like a winter day.
Thursday night's cold front will send in much colder air to wrap up the week. Wind chills are expected to sit in the 30s for most by wake up time Friday.


  • Unseasonably cold conditions continue this weekend. Morning 30s and 40s will lead in highs in the 40s and 50s Saturday and Sunday.
  • It’s looking more and more likely that a few showers could approach from the west Saturday morning. It’s also looking possible that some snow flakes could try to mix in with some of that rain, especially across portions of the Hill Country. We also *may* need to watch for that in northern Bexar County, too. Travel impacts are still not expected, but some minor accumulations could be found on elevated / grassy surfaces. We’ll keep eyes on it!


  • Monday continues the damp and cold theme, with a continued chance of showers, while temperatures potentially remain in the 40s. Skies are forecast to remain cloudy.


  • After a stretch of winter-like temperatures, we’ll finally warm into the 60s on Tuesday and into the 70s on Wednesday.
A potent cold front arrives overnight Thursday and is expected to spark strong storms that move through into the early morning hours of Friday. Then it turns cold and windy!

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About the Authors:

Justin Horne is a meteorologist and reporter for KSAT 12 News. When severe weather rolls through, Justin will hop in the KSAT 12 Storm Chaser to safely bring you the latest weather conditions from across South Texas. On top of delivering an accurate forecast, Justin often reports on one of his favorite topics: Texas history.

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT. She has been a proud member of the KSAT Weather Authority Team since 2017. Sarah is a Clark High School and Texas A&M University graduate. She previously worked at KTEN News. When Sarah is not busy forecasting, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and cat, and playing music.