Increasing Clouds and Warm, Turning Windy, Cold and Wet After Midnight

Cold, Windy and Wet on Tuesday

A gusty south southeast wind has returned warmth and humidity to the Crossroads today, but cold Polar air is not far away. In response to a vigorous upper level disturbance digging south through the Rockies, harshly colder air is slicing deep into the Lone Star State this afternoon. The cold front will move into the Crossroads during the predawn hours and bring temperatures more than 30 degrees colder than today. Overrunning moisture will mean the wind (gusting to 30 mph) and cold will accompany widespread rain showers Tuesday. By late afternoon, air temperatures will be in the middle 40s with wind chill values near 40. Precipitation ends late Tuesday but the cold will linger through the week, only moderating slowly by weeks end. The next rain chance will be Monday of next week. Highs will be in the 50s and 60s, warming to the 70s by weekend. Lows in the 30s and 40s will moderate to the 50s Saturday and Sunday..