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Brrrace yourself: Cold front hitting Austin after warm Wednesday

(Laura Figi/Austonia)

Austin is finally settling into its fall weather, so get ready for November's famously chaotic temperature changes as the next week will see one more minor heatwave before cooling down for the holidays.


While mornings have been in the 50s and 60s, the cold front is expected to drop by around 20 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Highs today are expected to reach the mid-80s before dropping to the mid-60s on Thursday. The mornings will get chillier as well, with 30s expected in the Austin metro area.

The Hill Country can also expect breezy weather, so grab some layers and secure your outdoor items, as southerly wind gusts could reach up to 15-25 miles per hour. With only a 10-20% chance of rain through Thursday, the cold front is looking dry.

According to The National Weather Service, November has historically been a tumultuous month for weather in the city. The agency tweeted on Nov. 13 that in November 1951, Austin hit a high temperature of 91 degrees, 1955 saw snowfall early in the month and 1974 saw severe flooding that led to 10 deaths in the metro area.

Computer models are low in confidence that Austin will drop below freezing by Friday since it depends on cloud cover and winds from the day before. However, Austin is expected to hit freezing temperatures between Nov. 28 and Dec. 6.

Another milder cold front is expected on Sunday with small chances of rain, though temperatures are only expected to get mildly colder.

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