Mostly Cloudy, Windy and Colder after Strong Cold Front Slices through Region

Morning Showers Moves Quickly into Gulf of Mexico

A strong cold front raced through the Crossroads early today, sending temperatures plunging from near 80 to around 60 within two hours. Accompanied by a north wind gusting over 40 miles an hour, showers and a few thunderstorms brought up to a half inch of rain. That rain has left the region, but the wind and coolness will persist through Saturday. As high pressure moves east on Sunday, return flow begins the warming process. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms return most of next work week in response to Eastern Pacific tropical moisture interacting with a series of upper level disturbances. Other than Saturday’s high in the upper 60s, expect highs in the 80s to lower 90s. Lows will be in the 60s and lower 70s.