Our temperatures were scorching hot just three days ago. We broke record highs with triple digits last Monday through Friday, but things changed drastically today. A cold front dropped our temperatures, and our highs today were nearly 20 degrees cooler than just three days ago.
This first big cold front of the season has shifted the pattern significantly. It did not bring much rain with it, but it definitely brought cooler air weather it. This will set us up for a parade of cold fronts that are progressively stronger over time. The next cold front will bring a chance for rain and some much colder air Friday or Saturday. Confidence is high in the colder air and some limited rain. Confidence is lower with the timing. This cold front could arrive as early as Friday afternoon. It may delay until Saturday morning. If the faster arrival happens, a couple of stronger thunderstorms could form Friday afternoon.
This evening will be mostly cloudy. Temperatures will ease back from 80s to 70s and then into the 60s all by 9 PM. Tuesday morning lows will be in the upper 50s. You may need a light jacket when you walk out the door first thing Tuesday morning. We will warm quickly through the 60s and into the 70s by noon. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 80s Tuesday afternoon.
Gradual warming will bring back upper 80s on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday could grow stormy depending on how fast that next cold front moves along. That could even mean a sloppy night for high school football. After that cold front, morning temperatures could drop into the 40s next Sunday and Monday. Afternoon temperatures will drop into the 60s and 70s behind that next cold front. Get ready for the fall roller coaster ride in weather.