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Cold front moves through: Less humidity and cooler temps but with warm afternoons

The sunshine will return soon, and the rest of this week we will enjoy a drop in the humidity.

HOUSTON — Most of us in Southeast Texas woke up to warm, muggy conditions on Monday, but big changes are finally on the way very soon starting today.

From Monday morning until the very early afternoon, we have a slight chance for rain with a line of showers ahead of the front. That line of showers was pushing through our area just before 8 a.m. View the radar here.

By 3 p.m., the showers will be out with some sunshine returning, beginning the first fall drop in our temperatures of 2020. Those temperatures are dropping behind the front a good 10 to 30 degrees, but you won't feel it immediately. That temperature drop will continue, as the front pushes southward towards the Southern Plains, and right here in Houston soon. By Tuesday morning, you'll want a jacket - at least in the very early morning hours.

Houston cold front timeline

12 PM MONDAY
72 degrees, 30% rain chance (still humid) 

2 PM MONDAY
75 degrees, 30% rain chance - some sunshine returns  (still humid) 

4 PM MONDAY
76 degrees, sunny as clouds clear behind front

6 PM MONDAY
76 degrees, clear skies - temps begin to drop

8 PM MONDAY
72 degrees, clear skies

10 PM AND EARLY TUESDAY MORNING
Clear skies continue with temps falling into the 60s and upper-50s by Tuesday morning

7 AM TUESDAY
Check out the forecast temperature map:

Credit: khou

How long will the cool temps last?

Behind the front will be a nice, refreshing flow of cooler and drier air from the north.  With most frontal passages, we can expect breezy winds in front of and behind the front.  Expect to feel that cool breeze through Monday afternoon and into the overnight hours.  We’ll continue to see more comfortable air come into town and last through the week ahead.

The temperatures won’t just be cool during the day but especially overnight as well.  It may be a touch of a chill in the air too much for some, but that’s where an extra layer may be needed to be broken out for the bed.

Yes, the cool temps continue for several day

After Monday, this is going to be one nice stretch of days ahead for H-Town. Fair skies, mild temps and comfy air around all day and night?! We’ve waited so long for beautiful weather like this!

Credit: khou

KHOU 11 Meteorologists Addison Green and Chita Craft contributed to this story