FALL WEATHER IS HERE TO STAY:

As soon as we hear the words 'cold front in south Texas we get excited. What this usually means is one or two cool nights, and back to the 90's we go!  However, this cool spell will be a little different and it all starts this weekend.

The current forecast for Saturday and Sunday is the perfect fall weather with highs between 75-78 degrees and lows right around 50 both nights.  The good news is that this fall weather is here to stay.    According to the Weather Channel, the extended weather forecast has fall temperatures with us for a while with overnight lows in the '50s and '60s and highs in the '80s through the end of the month.

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REMEMBER HOW COLD IIT GOT IN FEBRUARY?

This past February we found out just how Texans handle true winter conditions. Not Well!  I remember waking up on that Monday morning to snow falling and my street covered in ice. I walked gingerly to my car as I was sliding on ice on the driveway  I turned on my car super early to warm it up in hopes of defrosting the ice that was all over my car.

The ice eventually melted away and I was able to drive to work at the blazing speed of about 5-7 MPH while feeling my car lose traction on the icy road. It was pretty scary. I remember breaking the mic for my first weather report that morning and saying. 'The current temperature is 9 degrees and the wind chill is 1 degree.' Did you like the extreme cold?

HERE ARE THE ACTUAL TEMPERATURES FROM THAT COLD SPELL:

Below are the official numbers for the cold spell back in February as reported by AccuWeather. We actually had about 8 days of true winter conditions during that stretch. In that 8 day stretch, the temperature did not go above 40 degrees.   From Friday night (2/19) through Wednesday (2/24) the actual air temp stayed at  or below freezing, consecutivly. 

Thursday, Feb 18:        H 40 L 30

Friday, Feb 19:              H39 L 32

Saturday, Feb 20:         H 34 L 31

Sunday, Feb 21:            H 33 L 21

Monday, Feb 22:           H 27 L 14

Tuesday, Feb 23:          H 33 L 13

Wednesday, Feb 24      H 38 L 30

Thursday, Feb 25:         H 40 L 30

Friday, Feb 26:              H 52 L 24

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