HOUSTON — As of early Wednesday morning, our cool front has pushed offshore — so now give it a couple hours, and our temps will continue to drop just as the sun comes up.
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This will open the door to cooler, and much drier air and a taste of early fall weather for the next few days. We will transition to area wide 60s by mid-morning with very strong winds Wednesday. This afternoon we will get into the 80s, but it will still feel cooler and nice overall with the lower humidity.
Fire Weather Watch: Because of how dry we will be and how strong the winds will be the National Weather Service put us under a fire weather watch through 8pm for our northern counties.
Official start of fall: Wednesday is the Autumnal Equinox, and here in Houston, it'll be coming at 2:20 p.m. That time is when the sun will be located directly over the equator, and heading on its way south, where this day marks the start of Autumn in the northern hemisphere.
So it's only fitting that Houston's first front of the season would arrive on that day. With morning lows Wednesday in the 60's, and Thursday in the 50s to look forward to! The drier, cooler airmass remains in place for several days, lasting into the weekend, with no major storms on the horizon.
TROPICS: We're tracking two new systems in the Atlantic Ocean, but both 'Peter' and 'Rose' are most likely to stay in the open Atlantic Ocean with nothing threatening the Gulf of Mexico at this time. Good!