Strong cold front will bring 50s to most of South Texas

Record heat possible Monday

By Kaiti Blake - Meteorologist
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SAN ANTONIO - This week's forecast brings some welcome changes our way. Be ready to dig in your closet for your… uh, what’s it called? A ja…JACKET!

Monday will be an unseasonably hot day. High temperatures will be in the low- to mid-90s, near 95 degrees in San Antonio.

Our average high temperature for the day is 84 degree, and the record is 94. It's never fun to be THAT close to record high temperatures. However, there seems to be something even worse about it when it's early October....right?! The good news: we'll only have to suffer through one day of that! A cold front will be racing through Texas Monday afternoon, approaching the Hill Country by Monday night. This front is coming to us all the way from Canada, and will be very noticeable as it arrives.

Winds will become northerly late Monday night through Tuesday morning as the cold front pushes southeast across the Hill Country, San Antonio and then the Coastal Bend. It will be very breezy on Tuesday. North winds will be sustained 10 to 20 mph, with gusts 25 to 30 mph. With the north wind will come some seriously drier AND cooler air! The early arrival of the front will actually cause temperatures to fall into the low- to mid-60s Tuesday morning. Pair that with breezy conditions and the arrival of less humid air, and there will be a little chill in the air on Tuesday.

Temperatures will be able to climb into the upper 70s on Tuesday afternoon. By then dew point temperatures will be way down bottoming out in the 40s and 50s. That’s well into the comfortable range. As winds relax and skies clear out Tuesday night, temperatures will fall to the mid- to upper-50s. San Antonio should expect a temperature of 57 degrees at 6 a.m. Wednesday. A light jacket will be in order, especially for the kids as they head to the bus.

Wednesday afternoon will be awesome. Highs will be back in the upper 70s and the humidity will still be low.

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