Bundle up: Colder days ahead as front nears Valley
The weekend weather will be gloomy, chilly and windy, but it will be nothing compared to the cold front that is headed toward the Rio Grande Valley next week when temperatures are forecast to dip into the 30s.
This morning it will feel like it is in the mid 40s before the actual temperature reaches the mid 50s.
On Sunday, the day should be slightly warmer with temperatures in the low to mid 60s and then on Veterans Day it may get to the low 70s before a blue ’norther arrives Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service in Brownsville says once the cold front moves through South Texas the temperatures will plunge.
Tuesday morning it will feel like the low to mid 30s and even colder in the ranchlands where it will feel like it is in the upper 20s. The temperatures throughout the day will be in the 50s, but feel 10 degrees colder.
“Air temperatures will fall into the 30s late Tuesday night through 8 a.m. Wednesday morning (except along the coast),” said National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologist Barry Goldsmith. “Locations could see a light freeze/frost at ground level.”
The winds could reach 25 to 35 miles an hour with gusts of up to 40 mph.
Just as quickly temperatures will reach the 60s Wednesday afternoon.
Goldsmith says there is a possibility shelters may need to open as early as Monday afternoon to provide heat for the homeless and those with inadequate heating at home.
On the Island, the surf is very rough and gale force gusts of nearly 50 mph are forecast for the Laguna Madre area.