Cold front stops short but next week's front brings big changes

HOUSTON - Nothing like coming up short whether it's at the vending machine, at the store or being Danny DeVito. No offense to the "Sunny" star. However being teased by a major cold front is just plain wrong.

Check out the temperatures across Texas Thursday morning:

Temperatures spanned near 40 degrees from Harlingen to Amarillo with south Texas being near 90 and the panhandle stuck in the mid 40s.

Now I have to tell you the truth: I'm mad as a hornet over this. The summers are so incredibly long here. Is it really asking too much to get some cool air in here? It's mid October for Pete's sake.

Alas! There is good news on the horizon -- that is if you can wait about another 8 days for it.

Per the American model (GFS), the strong front will swing through the area on next Thursday evening, October 20th. With this frontal passage could be our first widespread bout of 40s across the region.

While there is still over a week to go before the front arrives, it continues to show up in the models, including the European model, which leads credence to it coming to fruition.

Our average first 40s in Houston (Bush-Intercontinental) is October 18th. We'll be almost right on time this year with some areas like Conroe dropping down into the low 40s -- maybe upper 30s? It's not out of the realm of possibility.

Of course I'll be keeping a very close eye on this in the days ahead. Heck, I might even dream about it. Be watching for updates!




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