A windy start to your Wednesday - KXXV Central Texas News Now

A windy start to your Wednesday

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Wednesday started off on a gusty note as a cold front made its way over Central Texas. Many residents woke up to the sound of the howling winds early this morning, a distinct sign of a weather pattern change. Some folks even saw lightning overnight as isolated storms developed over our easternmost counties.

Winds gusted between 30 to 40 miles per hour, while some locations recorded wind gusts of 40+ miles per hour. Cool and breezy conditions are expected to persist throughout most of Wednesday as the aforementioned cold front exits the region. High temperatures will struggle to climb out of the 60s this afternoon, so a light sweater may be useful.

Thursday morning will be noticeably cooler. Area wide, morning temperatures are forecast to drop into the mid to low 40s. This will be a result of radiative cooling, which occurs when we experience clear skies, light winds and low humidity. Make sure you have your sweaters ready as you head out the door Thursday!

The remainder of the work week looks to be quite pleasant. High temperatures are expected to range in the 70s Thursday and Friday afternoon, with light, variable winds. Take advantage of the dry weather pattern, because things could change this weekend.

Storm chances will be on the rise between Sunday and Tuesday. The timing of the next storm system is not completely nailed down, but several forecast models are in good agreement about potential rain and thunderstorms early next week. The First Alert 25 Weather Team will be watching this forecast closely, and if need be, will issue a First Alert Weather Day if severe weather threatens the area.

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