Colder air is on the way!

January 12th, 2013 at 10:30 am by under Weather

Regional temperatures as of 10am Saturday morning. Notice the sharp temperature gradient from the near 70 along I-35 to below freezing in the Panhandle.

After an unseasonably warm high temperature Friday of 75 in Austin and a near-record high of 76 predicted for Saturday, the mercury will begin a dramatic tumble this evening.

As of Saturday morning, a cold front was chugging its way southeastward through west-central Texas. There is not a whole lot of precipitation on the front, but it is packing some much colder air behind it.

Ahead of the front Saturday, expect scattered showers and thunderstorms along with very warm temperatures. The showers will not be nearly as widespread nor as heavy as what we saw earlier in the week – only about a 30% chance this go-around.

The cold front should push through the I-35 corridor late this evening.

Behind the front, gusty north winds will usher in much colder air. Temperatures will struggle to make it out of the 40s for daytime highs on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday!

Take a look at how long we expect the cold temperatures to last in the KXAN 7-day forecast.

Bundle up!

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