Strong winds followed by sinking temperatures

Posted at 8:07 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 21:08:38-05

Wind is definitely the main weather element we will have to deal with in a complicated forecast that features a dry cold front on Thursday morning and strong winds on the backside of a surface storm system in East Texas that will produce peak wind gusts to 50 mph tomorrow and 40 mph wind gusts on Friday. Temperatures will be dropping and night-time lows will be in the 40’s and 30’s for four consecutive nights from Thursday night through Sunday night. Wind chills will also be in the 30’s on Friday and Saturday mornings. Because the air is very dry our daytime highs will be very pleasant beginning Saturday.

Tonight will be mild and muggy with isolated showers (light) and a low of 62.

Thursday will be mostly sunny very windy and dry with a high of 76 and northwesterly winds of 25-30 with gusts 40-50.

Thursday night will be blustery with clear skies still windy and colder with a low of 45 and wind chills in the 30’s.

Friday will be sunny and very dry along with strong northwesterly winds 20-30 with gusts to 40 and a high of only 61.

Temperatures drop along with the winds Friday night and Saturday night allowing for readings in the 30’s but staying above freezing.

Stay warm and watch out for the wind.