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​Cold front incoming: Strong winds drop temperatures to 30s over weekend

Prepare for yet another cold weekend! (Canva)

Another cold front is here, bringing high winds all weekend.

Though Friday’s high temperatures were in the balmy upper 70s, nearly 20 degrees above average for this time of year, temperatures are poised to drop down to the 30s and lower 40s by Saturday morning.

On top of the cold temperatures, expect strong winds from 30-45 mph. Saturday is expected to warm up to the low 50s in the afternoon, though the wind chill is projected to make temperatures feel colder as gusts look like they will persist throughout the day. Increased wind also ups the fire danger for Central Texas, which will have a Red Flag Warning issued for all of South-Central Texas through Saturday.

Temperatures are expected to get even colder by Sunday morning, hovering in the upper 20s to lower 30s, but will again warm up with sunshine in the 50s come afternoon.

With lots of wind and pollen blowing in the air, expect heightened cedar allergy symptoms and pollen counts from Saturday through Sunday.

Things should be back up by Tuesday and Wednesday, with highs reaching the low 70s, but looks like it will dip back down as much as 20 degrees.

In the meantime, do what you can to winterize your house and car by securing anything that could move during the winds, wrapping exposed pipes, covering up vulnerable plants and checking your tires, as they may deflate in the cold.


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